On June 30th 2017, I received a text from my best friend. The text read, “I don’t want to live anymore.” We have been friends since we were 10 years old. I watched him succeed in both school and athletics, which led him to be a top Division I athlete with potential for a long professional career in sports. He is a leader, an optimistic person, and someone you can count on no matter what. The minute I read those words, I flashed back to the times we spent together. I thought to myself, there’s no way this could be him. After 14 years of friendship, I never saw this coming.
Talk about depression is a non-profit transforming how we talk about depression and suicide. We empower people with tools, resources, and conversations to change the way we talk to friends about mental health.
By sharing your personal story or thoughts about depression, we can open up a new conversation to show others that they are not alone. All thoughts matter; all voices matter, and every story is important to be heard. Below you’ll find some thought-starter questions about Mental Health and Depression. This is a safe and nonjudgmental space to share because we believe that powerful perspectives shared through a story, make change possible. All submissions will be reviewed before being posted on our website.
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