Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Depression, Suicide, and Interstitial Cystitis

Robin Williams
If the death of Robin Williams teaches us anything, it is that depression can be insidious. It can simmer under the surface of a perfectly "happy" facade. It can be obscured by the veil of a busy, productive person's schedule. It is more than a blue day now and then. The darkness can be unimaginable to people who have never been there. When it strikes, there seems that nothing in the world can pull a person out of the depths. Physical pain can cause depression. Depression can cause physical pain. Addiction can cause depression. Depression can lead to addiction. Often we get mired in the chicken and egg discussion when what we need to do is just help the person.

If you are in suicide or depression crisis, please call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Don't wait. Call. Call for yourself. Call for someone else. Save a life.

You also might be interested in:

Interstitial Cystitis: Take Action to Defeat Depression
Interstitial Cystitis: Emotional Impact of Chronic Illness
Interstitial Cystitis Network: Understanding Depression

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