You Are NOT A Burden

When someone struggles with depression, they will often feel as though their life is a burden to others. Ganel-Lyn Condie, a speaker and author, lost her sister to suicide in 2014 and the grief is almost overpowering. Ganel-Lyn has often expressed the feeling that she would rather have her sister—with all her imperfections—than to go through life without her.

In the video below, Ganel-Lyn talks about her sister’s suicide and tells anyone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts that they are not a burden.

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Seth Adam Smith

Seth Adam Smith is a best-selling, award-winning author and blogger whose writings have been translated into over thirty languages and featured on Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, and many other news outlets around the world.

A survivor of a suicide attempt in 2006, Seth is an advocate for resources and understanding concerning depression and suicide prevention and regularly writes about these topics in his books and on his blog. He recently finished "Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern," and is currently working on a series of historical novels set in Colonial America.

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