The Silent Killer Should Not Be Ignored

With over 40,000 people each year in the United States alone, this silent but deadly killer should not be ignored. Most depression is caused by severe induced stressed in a person. Over 350 million people worldwide are affected. With numbers like this, it is a real and serious issue. While neurons and chemicals may be the direct influencers, many genetic factors have been discovered as well. It's important to remember that depression is a disease with a biological basis, along with psychological and social implications . It's not simply a weakness that somebody should get over or even something we have a say in. And just like heart disease or cancer, shedding light onto the subject is of the upmost importance. I share the same views of this article written by Katie Hurley for the Huffington Post. It hits home for the both of us and I am sure it will do the same for you. Getting help and feeling of worth is of the upmost importance to living a life we all deserve and in keeping our loved ones encouraged, loved and needed. A call, card or text or even a visit may be all a person needs to keep them from feeling hopeless and not having anything to live for. This blog post to dedicated to Lani Smeradi who tragically took her own life and is my friend, Rick's sister. She was not only a sister, but a friend to many , a daughter and dear cousin. Let's spread the word and pay attention to the loved ones around you that may be battling this silent killer.