Understanding Depression and Suicide: Coming Up Empty
“Every man has his secret sorrow which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Left isolated, pursuing virtual relationships, and with a growing appetite for new and thrilling experiences, youth are left empty. Emptiness leads to hopelessness and a sense that no joy and meaning will be found in life. Parents can understand that sadness is something we all experience while still recognizing the warning signs of something else taking place.