If you clicked this link looking for help, here are three things I want to tell you:
1) You are not alone.
2) There is meaning that can be found in suffering.
3) Healing comes through embracing vulnerability, and gathering the courage to ask for help.
If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for free resources and support at 1-800-273-8255.
Here are some of my favorite books related to depression or improving mental health:
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Book of Joy by Dalia Lama and Desmond Tutu
Here are some great websites: