I don’t normally feel too compelled to hop up on my soapbox (…okay, not entirely true), but I felt compelled today to share my thoughts on a very sad subject: the loss of L’Wren Scott. As I pulled on my sweater today, I couldn’t help but see her name on the tag. She will be greatly missed, and her legacy will live on.
I share in everyone’s sadness in her passing. Having worked in mental health just shy of a decade now, I have seen the impact that depression and other mental health conditions can have on individuals. Of course, without knowing L’Wren, we cannot know what prompted her actions. What we do know is that untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide in the United States. We also know that depression affects 1 in 10 Americans. I do urge anyone suffering from depression to seek help, or to speak up if the care you are getting is not sufficient/helpful to you.
If needed, you can find help here, among many other places: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
We’ll be back to our regular programming tomorrow, folks. Thanks for reading.