Depression is not merely a feeling – it is an epidemic. People fall in to depression for various reasons – whether it is their girlfriends leaving them, the loss of a loved one or just financial stress as a result of poor decision making or whatsoever.
I am not here to judge, merely to point out what is going on in Malaysia to raise awareness so that we can help identify a need when we see one. We need to also realise that we are not Psychiatrists or professional help givers. We need to seek help if we need help.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), suicide accounts for about a million deaths annually, with the five countries having the highest rates being Guyana, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Swaziland and Russia, ranging from 32.5 to 25.3 per 100,000 population. By comparison, the rate for Malaysia is 0.6 per 100,000 population.
Deputy Education Minister said Datuk Chong Sin Woon was at the scene to console the victim’s family.
He noted that there were 71 cases of suicide at the building whereby the victims jumped from the 14th floor.
Of Weakness, Suicide, Depression and God. I find this article really intriguing because yes I can relate. I can testify. I can tell you my story. Just buy me a Starbucks!!!!
There has to be an open conversation:
Here are the Malaysian numbers:
Here’s one which is scary as fuck.
Ouch. That hurts.
Here’s a 3 minute test
Here is a Malaysian University test on Depression (reputable)
MH 370: Yes, it was deliberate suicide
All is not lost:
Ending on a happy note:
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PENANG, Malaysia 18 Jan 2019