In the past I have talked about suicide and depression and how it is often unseen in those around you, and you never know who has it.
One of the recent cases that caught national attention was obviously with the late Robin Williams.
On Sunday, police found the five-day-missing body of an Ohio State football player, Kosta Karageorge, who killed himself.
Kosta suffers from concussions. Yup, the injury that all football players seem to get these days after getting hit in the head too much.
Now, I’m sure you can agree with me in saying that this is in no way his fault…but before he went missing, he send a text to his mother in which he “apologized for being an “embarrassment” as a result of the medical condition” (NBCNews).
This guy wasn’t allowed on the field, because of a concussion caused on the field, and felt that he was an embarrassment because of this. And because of that, he led himself to kill himself.
All I am trying to say with this post is that you never know what is going on with the people around you.
You can’t know who is suffering, who is hiding things, and who really needs help.
So before you bully someone, tease someone, annoy someone, think twice about it, and then just don’t do it.
On that note, can we discuss how badly NYC is on focusing on what really matters?
How many ads do we see with people talking through a hole in their throat, and similar ads, but you never see an ad to promote awareness for Depression and how to get help for it in NYC.
The real silent killer in New York isn’t cigarettes, and sometimes it isn’t even carbon monoxide, but it very possibly can be depression.
Wake up NYC!