Posted by: 1of10boyz | October 23, 2014

Depression—A Battle Too Big to Fight Alone


I can’t imagine the pain that would cause these kinds of thoughts. I also can’t imagine the pain of the thoughts of those left behind. My heart would break if I was left behind to think about the “what ifs” for the rest of my mortal life. I find comfort in Seth’s advice about his brother, sometimes just sitting there with someone is enough. I can that.

Seth Adam Smith

"Lost and Found" by Greg Olsen “Lost and Found” by Greg Olsen

A few months ago, my brother and I were invited to be interviewed for a video about suicide prevention. The video was published last night with this text in the video description:

There is no easy solution for helping someone who has thoughts about ending their life. But there are some things we can do to reach out to them.

The most common sources of pain for someone having suicidal thoughts are feeling disconnected from other people, feeling like they’re a burden to others or that people would be better off without them. Coupled with the hopeless thoughts that things aren’t going to change, suicidal thoughts become risky.

For some, like Seth Adam Smith, the right words spoken by another can change a life. Seth’s depression caused him to attempt suicide. He was miraculously saved, and when he awoke, his older brother’s words changed…

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