- Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:04 pm
Ollie, if you wouldn't mind I'd like to kinda piggy back off of what Ak posted... I'd like to plug a little tid-bit to think about- to possibly bring some potential positive out of this sad news.
If you are diagnosed cancer; for example, your friends, family, and neighbors stop by offering their support. If you are diagnosed with a mental illness like bipolar, schizophrenia, ptsd or depression people tend to keep away. They make blanket statements like "that person's just crazy" or ask dumb questions like "why can't you just think about the positives in life" or "You're taking what you have for granted" etc etc.
For those who live with, have lived with, or have a family member that lives with depression you know very well that it's not that easy to just "think about the positives." In fact, depression is a chronic illness that kills 10-15 percent of those who have it. 10-15 percent. But for some reason it still has this stigma in today's culture that it isn't as important to treat as other physical illnesses.
The reason for this plug is for the chance that someone here may feel more comfortable getting help, or suggesting help to a loved one in need. Talk to your primary care doc about it. There is NOTHING unmanly, or weak about it. Depression is out of our hands, and highly genetically inherited. Please don't be afraid to get or suggest help to those in need.
I'm so sorry to hear about this Ollie... you have my most sincere condolences and we will all be thinking about your family.
Maybe we haven't drank enough Busch- Nolan