Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and Inés Zorreguieta (younger sister to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands), three high-profile suicides occurred in the span of one week. The internet has been abuzz about suicide awareness/prevention and mental health in the United States. People have continued to tweet out the number for suicide hotlines and mantras about how if you are suffering to ‘reach out,’ but one twitter user explained that it is not always that simple. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S and research from the CDC showed that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have mental health problems, but were suffering from an outside cause such as the loss of a job, relationship or the death of a loved one. In a Twitter thread user Sheila O’Malley shared her battle with depression following her dad’s death. In the story she highlights how people who suffer often can’t reach out. In her case Sheila’s friends noticed she was struggling and showed up. Through an amazing gesture they showed her she wasn’t alone. Others on Twitter thanked her for posting her story and commented with their similar experiences. Bored Panda has the entire Twitter thread below.

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Sheila O’Malley shared the horrible battle with depression following her dad’s death

Other people started sharing their own stories: