Gretchen Lawson: You are not alone in your feelings of depression. There are people out there who want to help you, who want to support you, people who care about you, who care about how you’re feeling and what you’re experiencing. I encourage you to talk to someone. Resist the urge to isolate and reach out and talk to someone. There are HopeCoaches that you can talk to, who can help you navigate how you’re feeling and what are good steps forward. Seeking help in your emotions, talking to someone, is really good for you and you’re worth it. You’re valuable. Your emotional health matters.
If you or a friend need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, for free confidential, 24/7 help. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world. For additional help, please visit the suicide prevention resource page.