What Does Depression Look Like? Does depression have a face? If so, what does it look like? Someone curled up in bed crying? Someone staring blankly out a window? The Instagram hashtag #faceofdepression is shedding some light on the fact that anyone can be showing, or hiding their depression.
One of the most compelling contributions to the campaign was a video shared by Talinda Bentley, the widow of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, which shows him laughing and smiling a mere 36 hours before he tragically committed suicide.
If you know of someone that is struggling, even if they are putting on a “happy” face, do what you can to help.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 if you or someone you know needs help. Give them a call at 1-800-273-8255 or you can go to their official website to live chat with a counselor.
This photo was taken just 7 hours before I tried to take my own life for the 3rd time. This photo was taken in the morning, we went for a walk and for some food with Eli. We laughed and enjoyed our time. That evening I took an overdose that left me in hospital for a week. . I had no idea I’d try to take my own life in the morning, I was smiling and loved the way my hair looked hence the selfie. Having BPD (undiagnosed for so long because the NHS wouldn’t listen) means that my mood can switch to suicidal in seconds over the slightest trigger. . Suicidal isn’t just crying, for those with a troubled life and long build ups to breaking point, it’s also snap decisions made whilst your son sleeps in the same house and your loving partner kissed you goodnight hours before. . We need to learn how suicidal tendencies can present themselves beyond our ignorance to the topic. By listening and learning even the tiniest triggers/signs we can save lives. ❤️