When It’s Depression, Don’t Just Be A Bystander; Intervene

Posted: September 13, 2019

We might not want to ‘get involved’, but intervention can save a life in cases of depression; and we never know how far gone a person may be.

Intervention is a loaded word
That calls for considerable responsibility
But intervene we must
When we see someone who needs help

Like when you’re walking down the street
And you see a woman mumbling to herself
Approach her and ask her if she’s okay
Instead of passing her by

Or when a coworker seems depressed
Talk to him about it
Don’t skirt around the topic
I promise he’ll be grateful you noticed

The world is as ugly as it is beautiful
All we really have is humanity
We owe it to our race
To help and care for each other

First published here and here.

If you or anyone you know is feeling suicidal, here are some of the helplines available in India. Please call. 

Aasra, Mumbai: 022-27546669

Sneha, Chennai: 044-2464 0050

Lifeline, Kolkata: 033-2474 4704

Sahai, Bangalore: 080 – 25497777

Image source: shutterstock

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Mahevash Shaikh is a millennial blogger, author, and poet who writes about mental health, culture,

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