Suffering in Silence

I just wanted to take a moment and follow up on the Blog I wrote yesterday titled “Another Sad Reminder” and to say a special thank you to the many friends and even strangers alike who took the time to share it to their own Social Media pages knowing that Cheslie Kryst’s sudden and tragic death by suicide early Sunday morning has left behind so many sad reminders which need to be talked about. 

*In case you missed it: 

Her death has left her many friends, colleagues and family not only devastated and in shock by her loss but many are also feeling an enormous sense of quilt for not seeing any of the signs that she was in so much pain. 

She must’ve felt so alone as she hid in her own darkness, too afraid that she would disappoint the world if she told anyone that she was suffering so deeply and so Cheslie continued to smile through her depression until it finally became too much to bare. 

The stigma surrounding mental illness is still very much alive. All we can do for now is to hope that the more we keep sharing, keep talking and keep listening the easier it will be for someone smiling through their depression to be able to one day reach across the table, grab hold of someone’s hand, look them in the eye and say; I’m not okay.

*I wanted to reshare a blog I wrote several years ago titled, “When Depression Smiles” after the tragic suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain:

#whendepressionsmiles #smilingthroughdepression #endthestigmatogether #keeptalking #keepsharing #keeplistening #mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #itsoktonotbeok #youarenotalone #youareenough #checkonyourstrongfriends #checkonyourhappyfriends #checkoneachother #wheredidmommyssmilego 

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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