What does someone with depression looks like? What’s the face of a person that has suicidal thoughts? Most people think that depressed people are always crumbled up, crying on the bathroom floor, but unfortunately, they’re wrong. People that suffer from depression and have suicidal thoughts look just like you and me, struggling to hide their mental issues in their everyday life.
September is the National Suicide Prevention Month and it’s the month that the #faceofdepression movement started. Many people opened up on Instagram and shared their survival stories. One of the most touching story was shared from the widow of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park that took his life. She shared a photo they took 36 hours before Chester’s suicide, showing Chester laughing and looking happy.
Do not judge based on people’s faces! If you think someone is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, ask them and help them before it’s too late!