77% of people who commit suicide are males. What is sad is that most men hide their depression because of shame, fear, and stigmatization experienced at work, school or at home. They feel useless, helpless, profoundly sad, and alone. If you are living with depression know that you are not alone. Get in touch. The relief and expansiveness you will feel once you put all your dithering thoughts aside, that are preventing you from acting now, will make you wonder why you ever waited so long. 1 in 4 people are suffering from depression.
We must begin to understand that depression is an impersonal ‘global’ modern day phenomena that we have personalized. This is a world wide systemic problem. And while a clear unbiased understanding of depression, is essential, it is just the beginning steps for anyone to begin to reclaim and restore their life.
Today the pervasive lack of a understanding as to the cause of depression , coupled with stigmatization and lack of ‘safe spaces’ to talk about it, prevent many from accessing support to live healthy ‘connected’ lives. One of the first steps is to address issues around safety, misinformation , prejudice, and discrimination
Failure to act is costly. Yet, in most countries, there is no, or very little, support available for people with depression. Even in high-income countries, real and effective solutions to genuinely assist people in reclaiming their lives are rare, as over an estimated 50% never have access to an authentic and effective process that can help them reclaim their lives.
A better understanding of depression and how it can be resolved, while essential, is just the beginning. The greatest sadness is that depression claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year and is the cause of entire families being additionally stigmatized and not able to effectively grieve and process the loss of their loved one.
If you, or someone you know are suffering: Choose to get help. Fill in the Contact form if you want to learn more, via email or contact me via INSTAGRAM @thepointprocess