Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by daboyzruleperiod, Mar 11, 2019.
So true. Unfortunately, the list of reasons are innumerable.
Not everyone with depression (treated or untreated) attempts suicide. Maybe the numbers haven't gone up, but awareness has. After all, families used to do anything to hide the fact that a person in the family committed suicide, as it was a stigma (like depression has been thought of for so long)
So so many factors are different today than 25 years ago, probably a whole concoction of reasons why. Fortunately I am an individual that has never been depressed or if I have it has been extremely short lived as in maybe a couple of hours if that. I had a wonderful fantastic girl that I dated strong for 3 years, she was 22 and I was 27. Unfortunately she had many “issues”, depression being one of them...Sadly she never got over it as she passed when she was 53. I do not envy anyone that has to live with depression on a regular basis.
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
We have a over medicated society. There are pills for everything these days. Doctors are more than happy to prescribe whatever the pharmaceutical rep is pushing to get that nice bonus. Plenty of people that I know who have taken any kind of antidepressant have nothing positive to say about the experience. They feel emotionless most of the time if they're lucky. If they're not they feel more like dying. So many people on those things without counseling to address the source of their depression because they can't afford it. My best friend overdosed himself on them because he couldn't take it anymore. I had gone to counseling sessions with him whenever he asked me to. And I clearly remember him saying he never thought about suicide until after he started taking those damn things. So they prescribed him a different type. Then another. Then it was too late. Not everyone has a problem pills can fix.
I'm sure there are many more reasons but that's my experience.
Nothing better than hitting the gym on a daily basis, the body is the temple of the mind. Pushing/Pulling metal weights every day is a very worthwhile endeavor and it feels fantastic! Would most definitely help with all of the Fat people in todays society.