To those who believe that depression and suicidal thoughts are not real and people just want attention: fuck you.
Depression and suicidal thoughts (ST) are real. Many do not understand until they experience these feelings and emotions for themselves. They don’t tell others for fear that they will be harassed, judged, and punished. These thoughts are kept inside until they become too much. People say that those who commit suicide are selfish and don’t care about others around them. They say that there are other ways out instead of suicide (this is true but keep reading). This is why people don’t come out and ask for help. They are afraid to be judged and harassed for having these thoughts. Instead of doing this, we need to reach out and help them. Stop the judgement.