Thursday, January 14, 2010

The World is a Little Dimmer Today

In the place of this week's Health Update Thursday, I would like to say a few words about a beautiful soul that was lost yesterday-I'm not sure if many of you knew Karissa of Prissy Green, but yesterday, she left this world by taking her own life.

I by no means knew Karissa VERY well, but I did subscribe and follow her blog and I immensely enjoyed what she had to say when it came to living naturally-Unfortunately, I haven't visited her site in awhile, so the guilt reared it's ugly head once I heard. 'I could have done something if I visited her more often' has been echoing in my head since yesterday, but the ultimate truth of the matter is no, I couldn't have...

Suicide is very close to me, so once I heard what happened, it felt like someone slapped me across the face while simultaneously punching me in the stomach; If you view Trisha of MomDot's One Final Word Post(beautifully done, Trisha), you will see a picture of Karissa and it's just so hard to believe this beautiful, vibrant young(she was only 31 years old) woman would take her own life.

Depression is a tricky thing like that, though-The most happy people in the world could secretly be suffering from massive depression and you wouldn't even know it. In her last act, Karissa makes this point crystal clear: If you or someone you suspect is suffering from depression, seek help! Even though I'm one of those people who try not to 'inconvenience' people with my problems, I'm SO glad that I got help at the time.

I personally believe that Karissa's passing means she was done in this life and has a bigger, better purpose in another. Wherever she is, my heart and soul wish she found the peace that she lacked when she was here.

To her family and friends, my heart goes out to each and every one of you in this difficult time-A little bit of sunshine was lost yesterday.

5 comments:

vickie said...

how very sad I lost my cousin to suicide last year on December 14(my sons birthday) so I know how incredibly difficult it can be. my condolences.

cjcmommy said...

Hi Kayla,
I agree with you, depression can do so much and to look at some people you would never know they had it. Just like her, she was so beautiful, bright and happy looking. I feel for her "Love of her life" and her family.
Take care,
Charlene

Lo Christine said...

How sad! I will definitely be keeping all her family and friends in my prayers.

Sara Elizabeth said...

"Depression is a tricky thing like that, though-The most happy people in the world could secretly be suffering from massive depression and you wouldn't even know it." - YES! I know that all too well. I could not have said that better myself.

It is very sad. I know she did not die in vain, though. I have been at an all-time low, thinking of doing the same thing from time-to-time, and her death might just have saved me.

Midday Escapades said...

This is a great tribute to Karissa and reminder to us all about depression. It's so easy to fall into a downward spiral.