A Blog Post by Joey Burkeen


Summary: Depression is an invisible wall that surrounds the heart, soul, and mind of the person suffering through it. It causes darkness, doubt, and despair. It can be caused by relationships, finances, self-doubt, addictions, or constant worry. It could also be all of the above plus some. Depression is a serious issue and needs to be addressed.


This blog post by Joey Burkeen discusses his personal battle with suicidal thoughts and how he is working to overcome these struggles.


Use Cases: Use this testimony personally or in a group discussion to consider how to best comfort and support others or reflect on it personally.


Speed Bumps: Suicide is often a controversial topic within groups and may make people uncomfortable.


Associated Resources: Other Project Twelve Resources, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)