Depression is the worst!! It doesn't matter how strong you might be or how tough you are, depression can touch anyone.
I urge those who feel as if they are alone in this struggle to remember that they are not. Seeking help can feel impossible sometimes but it isn't! There are people out there who care and want to help and listen.
I hope anyone who feels self-harming thoughts or urges will please please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 ! Or reach out... Reach out to your friends, neighbors, coworkers,family (it doesn't matter!) Pride is nothing compared to the cost of a human life. If you need help please please tell people.
I hope all of us can help do our part to help end the stigma and seeming silence surrounding mental illness in our society today!
PS - Matt, you and your family are in my hearts right now. I hope if you read this you know how many of us looked up to and admired Jon. He was one of the most passionate, dedicated, inspiring, quirky people that I have ever had the privilege of knowing.