Today was World Suicide Prevention Day, and, coincidentally, the beginning of Invisible Illness Week. I find this quite suiting, as depression, which sometimes escalates to someone not wanting to live anymore, is an invisible illness.
To show support for suicide prevention, the year 12's of my school wore some yellow today. I realise that this is a small gesture, but hopefully at least one person affected saw and understood what the colour means, and felt a little less alone in their depression. Invisible illnesses have a way of making someone feel alone and misunderstood, and any thing that minimises this feeling is a step in the right direction. Hopefully, this day is a step in that direction.