Jeremy Hopwood

Jeremy Hopwood

Friday, December 25, 2009

On On Michael

Note: I had to think about posting this but think that awereness is the key to this battle against depression so many people face silence.

So today I intended to do a couple posts on a couple things but had some bad news on facebook that a friend from San Diego who I had only the pleasure of intercating with a couple times this past February had decided this world wasn't for him any longer early this christmas morning.

As I see all the messages on his facebook page this afternoon/evening I just wanted to put a note out there to anyone who is contemplating ending their life that there are so many people out there that love and care for you and no matter how much you do not realise that these people will do anything for you if you can find the strength to reach out.

I have been very lucky to spend a great day with my wife and her family today while getting to enjoy a run workout (hurt like hell though) and it just shows how much I have too grateful for even on the days I wake up or come home feeling grumpy, sad and angry at the world.

Not much else to say but if you are facing struggles and challenges in your life please don feel like you need to suffer alone. If you are up front your family and friends will be more than happy to help if you reach out. If you don't feel comfortable reaching out to somebody you know please reach out to the people that are there to help in your city. Some numbers are below;

BC, Canada - 1800.784.2433

Australia - 13 11 14

USA - 1-800-784-2433

Sorry to bring such somber news to my blog but I thought it was an important topic to raise.

On, On Michael - You will be missed by many people

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jeremy,
    I was really sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. This especially hits home with me as I lost my younger brother the same way in 2007. It's hard to understand why people feel that they can't reach out for help. You are very right to try and bring awareness to this very real and prevalent subject which typically gets swept under the carpet and not talked about.

    All the best for 2010...