Pozrite sa na fotografie, z ktorých vám po chrbte prejde poriadny mráz. Uvidíte na nich na prvý pohľad usmiatych, šťastných ľudí. Verili by ste, že pár hodín na to sa pokúsili o spáchanie samovraždy? Bohužiaľ, niektorých z nich sa už nepodarilo zachrániť.

Keď trpíte depresiou, neznamená to, že sa nutne musíte premávať s mastnými vlasmi po ulici v župane. Na prvý pohľad môžete žiť úplne normálny život. I keď práve tá „normálnosť“ vás môže najviac ubíjať. Možno aj preto na Instagrame vznikla veľmi zaujímavá a emóciami nabitá iniciatíva. Hashtag #faceofdepression ukazuje, aké rozdielne podoby môže mať depresia.

Pri niektorých fotografiách doslova stratíte dych. Uvedomíte si, že človek, na ktorého sa dívate, už nie je medzi nami. Smial sa, bol spoločenský, no pritom trpel ako zviera. Bohužiaľ už však nedokázal nájsť svetlo na konci tunela…

#1 Tejto dievčine nechcel veriť ani samotný psychiater. Tvrdil, že nevyzerá, akoby mala samovražedné myšlienky. Na oboch fotografiách ukazuje, aké rôzne tváre môže mať depresia.

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Tw: talk of suicidal tendencies. . "You don't look suicidal"… I remember these words coming from the Dr's mouth right after I'd just told him that I was having thoughts of suicide. I remember in that moment my 14 year old self felt invalidation, dumb and embarrassed; something no one in that mindset should have to feel. I left feeling confused, what was I supposed to look like? A bottle of pills in one hand and a suicide note in the other? Those words nearly cost me my life, that judgment, those stupid stupid words. . I remember the night just last year that I spiralled and overdosed in my living room. I remember thinking to myself "I can't get help, I don't look suicidal, I don't fit the bill, they'll laugh at me". I remember thinking I must have looked the part, must have been wearing the suicidal costume properly when I woke up in Resus as all around me were concerned, worried and sad faces. By then this could have been too late, i might not have been there to see those sad faces if my partner hadn't of saved my life. . This, this is the danger of thinking mental health has a 'face',a 'look'. This is how stigma, ignorance and judgement towards mental health/suicide affects those who are poorly. . In both these photos i'm suicidal, perhaps not in the same way but on both of these days I had suicidal thoughts racing around. . Stop the judgment. Stop the stigma.

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#2 Manželka Chestera Benningtona píše: „Môj manžel deň pred samovraždou. Už vtedy musel mať samovražedné myšlienky.“

#3 „Smejem sa iba preto, aby ste sa necítili zle. V skutočnosti som však veľmi unavená z tohto života.“


#4 Samovražedné myšlienky sa nevyhýbajú ani malým deťom. Toto 8-ročné dievčatko sa pokúsilo vziať si život po nádhernom školskom večierku, na ktorom bolo so svojím oteckom. Našťastie sa ju podarilo zachrániť

Gepostet von Rayna Gawel am Dienstag, 19. September 2017

#5 „Môj priateľ dva týždne pred tým, než sa obesil. Nikdy to nepochopím…“


#6 „Ako 12-ročná som sa pokúsila obesiť. Našťastie to nevyšlo, no doteraz bojujem s depresiou.“

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2 pictures taken nearly 21 years part. Most will see happiness, accomplishments and perhaps a transformation. What I see is depression.On the left at 12 yrs old I had already tried to hang myself in my bedroom closet more than one time. These attempts continued silently until I overdosed on pills at 16. As a “popular” girl that excelled in sports this doesn’t make any sense..right? It will go away after adolescents I was told. 22 years later I am still the “little girl” struggling with depression; even during my most exciting and rewarding days. Being here today I can say I’m one of the lucky ones. My many attempts led me to friends who tirelessly watch over me during my darkest days; Skip (my miracle worker) who helped me identify triggers, recognize early stages of an episode and finding ways I could protect myself from myself. Struggling with depression is not something most of us can explain, it just is. Protecting the ones I love from the pain of my struggle was always on my mind. I never want/ed anyone to feel this way. We all have different ways to deal with depression but know your concerns, questions or just be present in someones life never go unnoticed! I’m grateful of all the times I’ve had someone step up, whether they knew it or not they made a positive impact. Today isn’t always a good day for me but knowing that I’m not alone is some times all I need to push through to tomorrow. #faceofdepression #knowledge  #notalone

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#7 Táto fotografia vznikla len 7 hodín predtým, než sa dievča pokúsilo o samovraždu. Bohužiaľ, už po tretíkrát…

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This photo was taken just 7 hours before I tried to take my own life for the 3rd time. This photo was taken in the morning, we went for a walk and for some food with Eli. We laughed and enjoyed our time. That evening I took an overdose that left me in hospital for a week. . I had no idea I'd try to take my own life in the morning, I was smiling and loved the way my hair looked hence the selfie. Having BPD (undiagnosed for so long because the NHS wouldn't listen) means that my mood can switch to suicidal in seconds over the slightest trigger. . Suicidal isn't just crying, for those with a troubled life and long build ups to breaking point, it's also snap decisions made whilst your son sleeps in the same house and your loving partner kissed you goodnight hours before. . We need to learn how suicidal tendencies can present themselves beyond our ignorance to the topic. By listening and learning even the tiniest triggers/signs we can save lives. ❤️

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#8 „Toto je môj syn chvíľku predtým, než si naštudoval na internete, ako sa správne obesiť. O 2 dni na to sa presne držal návodu. Mal len 17 rokov…“

Gepostet von Tasha Bernstein Collins am Dienstag, 19. September 2017

#9 Smútok aj úsmev. Stále je to však depresia.

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Depression doesn't have a 'LOOK' I can stand up, have a bomb ass day and still be suicidal. Depression is cruel and unforgiving, sometimes the day I 'look' the least depressed I'm suffering the hardest. . There's a stigma of having to look fragile, broken, make up running, bottle of vodka and a suicide note in your hand to be worthy of help/attention for your pain. . Depression is cowering away in bed. Depression is also faking a smile in public. Depression is sometimes being exhausted getting out of bed. Depression is also excessive bursts of energy to try and distract yourself. Depression is crying, self loathing and dread. Depression is also laughing and trying to fit in. Depression is dark black and cold. Depression is also leading a 'normal' life and appearing 'functioning' Depression is agony. Depression is also a friend, a comfort. . Don't judge. You never know what someone is going through behind a smile or a laugh. Be gentle. You've no idea how much a kind word could mean to someone. Depression doesn't have a 'face', stop the stigma.

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#10 „Pokúšala som sa obesiť v podkroví. Konštrukcia to však nevydržala a hluk zalarmoval celú rodinu. Je to každodenný boj.“

Gepostet von Zoe Vanmeter am Dienstag, 19. September 2017

#11 „Posledná fotografia nášho syna tesne predtým, než sme ho bohužiaľ stratili. Nebuďme ľahostajní voči depresii!“

Gepostet von Lisa Althoff am Dienstag, 19. September 2017

#13 „Pred samovraždou ma zachránili až antidepresíva.“

Ak aj vás chytajú temné myšlienky, určite by ste si ich nemali nechať pre seba. Z každej situácie sa predsa dá nájsť východisko. Netreba na to zabúdať!

Pozri aj: Táto metóda dokáže zmierniť príznaky depresie už do 24 hodín. To, o čo ide, vás poriadne prekvapí

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