Remain Vigilant, And What To Look Out For
Eileen Renders February 2024
This is a question we all need to ask ourselves if we are not feeling happy in life, To take it one step further, we also need to ensure that our children are not suffering from depression. We see this health issue so often today, yet many are not receiving the care needed to ensure that they are living their best life, and not contemplating hurting either one’s self or anyone else.
Mental health issues often cause those affected to behave in ways that are often seen as signs of distress, or a sign for help. Depression over the death of a loved one is quite natural, and usually, we come to terms with acceptance within six months, or so. Clinical depression is much more serious and does not easily subside, but it can progress without treatment.
Love, family activity, and prayer are the first line of defense. God can often answer our prayers and show His divine mercy on us, or a loved one, when this does not happen, we must provide intervention through medical sources to prevent a tragedy such as suicide.
Often, signs and a cry for help go unrecognized, I urge anyone feeling deep anger, or depression to seek help. With children, there are signals, such as inability to socialize, distancing from friends, or spending too much time alone. In any case, adolescent children should never be able to pick up an unlocked gun or rifle.
While this article may not appear as a spiritual message, it is intended to be just that. The loss of a soul, or the loss of a life that has not been able to know God, or find peace and joy is the loss of spirituality. Trust in God to lead us through prayer and observance in all things. Only God gives life, and only He has the right to end life.