Do you think depression is a joke?
April 20, 2017 9:37am CST
If your answer to that question is "yes," you should reevaluate your concepts. I have been reading some reports about a stupid game that puts people's lives (especially children and teenagers) at risk by performing absurd tasks that involve harming other people's lives (including their own lives). The name of the game is "Blue Whale" and it proposes the challenge of 50 tasks, where the culmination is the suicide of the player. Suicide is an extremely serious disease, it's not fashion, it's not a joke, it's not silly... Don't underestimate something you've never felt or that you know nothing about it. Help (that's what people with depression need )! Have you ever had or know someone who has had depression?
20 people like this
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Apr 17
Depression is no joke...I battled through it a few years ago and it was a tough battle, I work every day to make sure I don't sink into it again! It is disturbing that there are games like Blue Whale out there @TheInvisibleMan .
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe, in our city one student so depressed jumped from 3rd floor to first floor of the mall because he cannot graduate.One teacher failed him and cannot give him consideration as a graduating student. He supposed to graduate last month but landed 6 ft. blow the ground.
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Apr 17
I don't personally know any one with depression @TheInvisibleMan . I come from a different era though where every excuse in the book was not used to deal with life. I was raped at age 4 and 11 and had a brutal upbringing. I had a spouse that beat me for 17 1/2 years. So if anybody should have depression it would be me. However, I don't believe that bad things that happen is an excuse. There is something called "Intestinal Fortitude"; which means guts. Everyone has the capability to deal with issues, it's just a choice on whether or not to do it.
• Pamplona, Spain
21 Apr 17
I have not heard about that Game and its very sad for them to make a Game like that. The end of the Game should be for them to celebrate life and not try to end it. I have had a slight Depression a Post Natal one and believe me it can really get you and leave you down for a long long time. I pulled out of it. But it is really sad to read about things like that Game they have made.