Friday, April 20, 2007

The Reality of Depression

These images may be too graphic for some to view. I made this movie with the intention of helping those who feel depressed or thinking about suicide. There is hope.

12 comments:

J R Estelle said...

I think that in society today, the lack of human contact and touch such as a simple hand on the shoulder, is what further drives those that suffer from depression, deeper into it.

Leesa said...

For some with serious depression, ending the pain seems like the only way out. There is just no other conclusion you can draw in those times.

My hope is that people will not act on their instints when this happens. Touching video.

Mark said...

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

Only then when will the true Light of Christ bring real Hope for all who hurt and in need of healing to persevere in this world, just as Christ did.

Miss 1999 said...

Deb-- that was powerful. Very. Powerful. It did bring tears to my eyes watching it, because I saw myself *in the past* in some of those images, and I remember that pain all too well.

Thank you for creating and sharing this with us. I do hope it will help someone in need. God Bless-- *hugs and love*

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

well I already told u my story with sucide..

But here is a quote, maybe some of u have heard before..

"sucide is a PERMANET solution to a TEMPARORY probelm"

how true is that?

Dan said...

These are the reasons Laura and I are doing the Suicide Prevention and Awareness walk, 20 miles in overnight Manhattan, in early June. Folks can pledge any amount to me if they wish. I wrote a blog post about this within the last month and the icon is on my blog in the right column.

Thanks for postting about suicide Deb!

QUASAR9 said...

Hi Deb,
was that you singing on this one?
Great vid, love it!

QUASAR9 said...

Not Hard to imagine what drives to seek 'instant' release.

Who hasn't felt at some time that we'd like it all to end
The first love lost, the broken heart ache, the first opportunity or job lost, the first car crashed, the first friend lost ...

Alas, we know all the pain will go away - but in the intensity of the moment - how close can one get.

To me, its even more amazing those who despite physical loss, an arm or a leg lost in war or in a road accident, those who lose their sight - or those who are mutilated in other ways thru trauma & disease
Still find the Will to carry on!

But for sure, for sure - it is always easier to hang on, if you are surrounded by love from family and friends

kathi said...

Ditto Leesa. The only other thing I'd add is that often it's not time that heals, but hope in Christ.

Rural Lesbian said...

Great video. Glad to hear that voice of an Angel - Alison Krauss singing in that one.

Video X said...

I'm afraid to watch this one! I have been pretty depressed, so I think anyway. Trying to breathe! Even possibly to the point of talking to SOMEONE...but I can't cuz of other logistics. Boo.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I confess that I have at times considered that death is the best way to end some of my pain. However, my personal theology informs me that life upon this earth is meant to teach me important lessons. Thus, I shall not end my own life. Of course, their is a positive aspect of letting go of life (not holding on to it at all costs); it is what Camus called "the freedom of the condemned man" (sic.).