The news of the man who owned a popular eatery and committed suicide broke out yesterday. It was said that he committed suicide because of depression.
Today, I want to share some crucial lessons based on this.
𝟭. 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹:
Depression is a mental illness. When someone is going through depression, encourage that person to get help as soon as possible. Depression is real and deadly. If the person doesn’t get help, suicide can be the outcome.
𝟮. 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻:
One reason the news went viral was that the man was a rich man. People were shocked that a man who owned a successful business committed suicide. But, the truth is, anyone can experience depression. That you are rich doesn’t make you immune to mental illness.
𝟯. 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗳𝗳:
This incident further proves that people are going through stuff. Please, when you don’t see any of your friends around or you notice something is off, check on them. They might be going through a lot.
𝟰. 𝗕𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲:
A little kindness from you can save someone’s life. Sometimes, we are our own biggest enemies. We can be so unkind and unfair to one another. Please, be mindful of how you treat people close to you. Be very careful. You don’t want to be the reason someone commits suicide.
𝟱. 𝗠𝗼𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗮𝘆:
If you undermine what we influential and impactful writers do today, think again. Our writings go a long way. Our writings are changing lives. Someone has once told me I saved her from suicide thoughts. That’s how powerful writing can be. Don’t undermine what we influential writers are doing today. We are changing lives.
𝟲. 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽:
If you know you are going through depression, get help. Speak to someone you trust or hire a professional to work with you. There is no point dying in silence.
𝟳. 𝗠𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼:
Please, men also face many challenges too. We are in a world where men have been projected to be superheroes. As a man, you are not expected to show your emotions because it can be termed as weakness. Society has projected men as the stronger vessels, while women are the weaker vessels. This is not so. Men go through difficulties, too. And as a man, if you are going through challenges, get help.
𝟴. 𝗡𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵, 𝘀𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
Depression makes you feel suicide is a way out, but please understand that suicide is never an option. No matter what you are going through, have a deep belief that you can get through it.
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀:
Prayer is powerful. Seriously, when you pray to God, a miracle happens. Believe in prayer. It changes things. Build a life of prayer and see things change for you.
These are just the important lessons I want to share based on what happened yesterday. I hope this has added value to you.
Remember to be the best version of yourself.
𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
I’m Emmanuel, the exceptional being.