Depression and Suicide Awareness

In light of the passing of the great Robin Williams I felt the need to post this for all members of TheOtaku. (I will also be adding this to the Facebook group too.)

Depression is very common and more and more young people are being diagnosed with it every single day. Suicides are becoming more common too. So, I wanted to share this with you.

Some of my closer friends may know this, others may not, but I have have suffered with depression, anxiety and anger issues since I was younger. My anxiety started very young due to my home life being very stormy. My father was the kind of person who would openly mock you, hit my mother, slept with a machete by the bed and so on. I grew up fearing him or that one day he would do something to my mother, or brother and sister. Thankfully, he left when I was 7, but my anxiety has never fully left and manifests in the strangest ways. It was around my early teenage years that I began to get uncontrollably angry over the littlest things, even became violent towards otherd and when my nerve condition developed in 2007 it made it worse as I couldn't do anything anymore. I also started suffering with depression quite badly. There were occasions when I felt so low that I thought no one would miss me if I was to end it all. But now I am on medication I have balanced out, I don't get angry as often, I don't cry as much and I enjoy life more.

There is help out there for anyone who needs it. If medication is not for you, it can help to just have people to talk to. If you ever feel like you want to end it, PLEASE call someone. Someone you trust, or even a suicide helpline. Sometimes just talking can make all the difference.

UK Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90
US Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-8255
Hotline list by state, or country: