Depression is a common mental disorder
that affects people of all ages,
from all walks of life and in every nation.
– WHO, World Health Day spotlights Depression
The worst part of being depressed isn’t the numbness, it’s the lies that depression makes you tell yourself. It tells you that your best friend on earth hates you. It tells you that if you were to confide in someone that they wouldn’t care. It tells you that you are the biggest disgrace to ever walk the face of the planet. You might reject these lies for a while but eventually you start to believe them. You start to push people away because you don’t want to be a burden. – Depression by Suzanne Davidson, 2016 Mental Health Week
At its worse, living with depression is suicidal.
from 1994, Tupac
April 7, 2017 World Health Day spotlights Depression.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan, former Secretary General, United Nations
from Tel Aviv Israel, Ofir J Rock with Desert Dance
October 16, 1995 Capitol Mall, Washington DC Million Man March
“What’s the next move ? Since then a new generation has grown up,they need directions. Where have all the men gone?” – Question posted by a Facebook reader under a post via The Grio with the above photo captioned On this Day in History IN REVERSE: Two Decades After The Million Man March written & edited by Kendall F. Person
I boarded the flight in Kingston, Jamaica and six hours later touched down in my nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. Once into the fairways, the noticeable difference was instant, and if a person did not know, they would have been inclined to ask if something was going on. It…