The last couple of months have seen us lose two rock legends – Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave and solo artist) and yesterday Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
Both took their own lives.
Both had families and apparently everything to live for.
That’s the thing about depression though. It doesn’t care how many children you have, who you’re married to, how well your career is going or how much money you have in the bank.
I have spoken here about suicide before, following the death of Robin Williams.
People from all walks of life give up because of depression.
I often hear people say that committing suicide is ‘the cowards way out’. It’s really not.
Think about how low you must be to choose to take your own life. All the fight is gone and you just see no point any more.
A scary place to be.
That’s why it’s important to talk.
You might not have all the answers, but you don’t have to fix anyone, so it’s ok to flounder and just offer a hug.
If you are having a tough time, reach out to someone. If friends and family are not an option, there are lots of places that you can find help, and I’m always happy to lend an ear.
Take care x