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Tears of a Clown

Depression and suicide are serious issues in our world today. A lot of people don’t want to admit that they are going through it. It’s not the easiest to talk about but it needs to be forefront because it’s causing people to die.

I know of 3 people in particular who have either attempted and succeeded or attempted and are still here to tell their story. To know that someone is so unhappy to the point they want to end it all is sad and scary. It’s very heartbreaking.

What people don’t realize is that some of the happiest people are the most depressed. They hide behind the smiles and laughter. They thrive off making other people laugh because it makes them feel wanted, alive and useful. Even if it’s for the moment. At the end of the day, they go home alone, not necessarily physically but mentally. They have constant negative thoughts going through their heads that they can’t control and it sometimes spirals into death. Look at all the celebrities we’ve lost over the years due to suicide in all forms.

We are all battling some type of war but we also cope with them in different ways; some better than others. We need to check on each other and make sure that we’re all okay. Sometimes we just need somebody to listen with no judgement. Some of the brightest smiles carry a broken spirit.

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