About 10 years ago, I had my very first encounter with depression. Hard as it may seem to believe now, but I attempted to take my own life. It wasn't as if my life was a total wreck at that time. I just lost the will to live. I merely existed. And before I knew it, a dark emptiness crept up on me and I was falling so far down that I felt death would be the only escape.
Thankfully, I had a loving and supportive network of family and friends who understood and helped me get back to my happy place.
Sometimes, depression and anxiety can't be avoided and my only prayer is that NO ONE ever has to go through it alone.
People need people to help and support each other. A kind gesture, a smile, or getting behind an organisation that helps lift others from that dark place is a worthwhile cause.
It is my first time to join City2Surf and I hope you would spare some change and support my charity, beyondblue.
Thanks in advance!