Though those who are affected by depression are different, and come from different backgrounds, beliefs, and values, they are not alone in this battle. The struggles that go along with depression are hard and vary in degrees for every individual. But the overall battle to find hope and something positive in their lives is the same.
And more importantly you are not alone if you struggle with depression. It doesn’t matter what race, gender, or sexual orientation you are.
You are loved.
You are valued.
Your life has worth.
If you are struggling with depression remember that there are thousands of others out there who are struggling with the same thing. Here are some resources that may be of encouragement to you:
The Trevor Project- For LBTQ Youth- www.thetrevorproject.org
National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide- www.nopcas.com
To Write Love on Her Arms- www.twloha.com
National Alliance on Mental Illness- www.nami.org