Another Sad Reminder

Yesterday was another sad reminder as to the many strong and beautiful faces that often hide behind the mask of depression. 

Yesterday was another sad reminder of how exhausting it can be to feel as though you still have to hide your pain and sadness.

Yesterday was another sad reminder as to how many people there are in the world who are fighting a battle we know nothing about. 

Yesterday was another sad reminder of how important it is to check on your strong friends, your happy friends and your friends who seem to have it all. 

Yesterday was another sad reminder just how cruel a disease depression truly is. 

Yesterday was another sad reminder that depression does not discriminate against a person’s gender, race, religion or social status.  

Yesterday was another sad reminder of how easily a depressed brain can be manipulated into believing that they are not enough. 

Cheslie Kryst, who took her own life early yesterday morning was a well-educated Lawyer, an Emmy nominated Correspondent for the entertainment TV show EXTRA and literally a beauty queen who was crowned Miss USA in 2019 seemed to have it all; well at least to the outside world that is. 

Her final Instagram post she made shortly before she died read “May this day bring you rest and peace”. If you followed Cheslie on social media and read those words yesterday morning you probably pictured her curled up on her couch under a warm fuzzy blanket on a lazy Sunday morning in January, a good book in hand, sipping a cup of coffee and enjoying the stunning view from her high rise apartment in the heart of Manhattan.

She seemed to have it all. But the heaviness that weighed on her heart from the pedestal for which she silently stood was just too much for her to bare. I get it.

My heart is aching for her family and friends.

I pray that you are resting peacefully now.

If you need help or someone to talk to please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @1.833.456.4566 ~ CANADA or @1.800.273.8255 (TALK) ~ USA. Text and online options are also available. 

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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