Reposting this from my friends blog about his uncle, who lost his battle with depression.
This is also a reminder that there are people on your side and ready to help you including professionals. If you need to talk, they are always available:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Some of my followers may have noticed that I have not been very active for a while now – a lot has happened recently.
Just 1 month ago today, I lost my uncle, suddenly, and I have been unsure as to how to react. Without wanting to be to blunt, on the 12th December 2014, my dear uncle committed suicide, and this has had a devastating effect on the family.
My uncle was 62, which is only 8 years older than me, and growing up, he was more like a cousin than anything else – he was 20 years younger than my mother).
He taught me many things over the years – particularly motor mechanic things, and helped me over the years with my cars, and how to maintain and repair them – something that I still enjoy. He also had an influence on me with learning music, and I…
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