SAD strikes again

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is an organization dedicated to helping people battle depression.

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor

Days are getting shorter and shorter.

My fear is growing taller and taller.

Nobody cares about me.

This hurts.

I can’t live with being the failure I am.

I’m not alone.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. Every single day almost 100 people end their own lives with countless more considering it.

But the holidays.

They remind me of how my family was torn to shreds by a divorce. I don’t have a family to go to. Everyone else gets to spend time with the people they love, but I don’t. Nobody loves me. I’m hopeless.

I’m not alone.

In 2013, 30% of high school students reported feeling hopeless every day for at least two weeks.

 

As winter approaches, many people react to shorter days by developing a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder  or SAD. SAD arises because shorter days interrupt the body’s circadian rhythm causing some people to develop symptoms of depression and loneliness. If you or someone you know is experiencing, suicidal thoughts or actions call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). The Hoof Print begs all of you to stay alive and to stay happy.