I am always asked for tips on how I manage my depression. I am not a mental health professional, but have dealt with depression for over 2 decades, most of that without medication by choice. Last month, after the passing of Robin Williams, I taped this video as part of my VEDA series to answer some questions and compile tips for managing depression that I am successful with in one place.
It also happens to be September 10th 2014, which is te 11th annual World Suicide Prevention Day.
Each year more than 800,000 people die of suicide worldwide (more than homicide and war combined) and this day is set aside to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented by spreading information, improving education & training, and decreasing the stigma associated with mental health issues.
Visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention website for more information about suicide prevention and World Suicide Prevention Day.
If you, or anyone you know, is depressed, having suicidal thoughts, or just needs to talk to someone:
Oh and don’t forget to check out my other VEDA (Vlog Every Day In August) videos.