Zack, son of a radio host
The well-known radio host Delilah Rene, has just announced through her Facebook page, the sudden death of her son Zack, who committed suicide, after fighting a disease that does not have a face.
According to what was published in ABC News, the announcer will also take time away from the program, to recover with her family from the pain they are going through.
According to the Huffington Post, things seemed to be going badly for Zachariah. His mother explains that her son’s depression had been triggered by the fact that he was not passing his classes and had learned that he would not graduate.
“He was doing very well,” he said in an interview with People. He was fascinated by science fiction and time travel and started talking about the book A Wrinkle in Time and quantum physics.
However, even though his mother had found him a doctor and a support group with which he seemed to be making progress, on October 3 he took his own life.
“His goodbye note did not mention sadness, anger, anguish, or depression,” he said, “just a great desperation to feel that this world was not his home.”
Delilah shared the tragic news in a social media post on October 8.
“My heart is broken beyond a possible repair and I can not understand how to continue … but I have to believe that he is at peace with the Lord and that God will make us pass this bitter drink,” says part of his message.
Dalilah is recognized in the United States for her daily radio program at 7 pm, famous for listening to her audience, most of them people between 25 and 55 years old who call the program, tell their stories and she chooses a related song with the problem of the person.
She is also known for being an Evangelical Christian and popular in adopting children, currently 10 of her 13 children have been adopted.
Depression in young people
During adolescence it is normal for young people to go through different moods of melancholy, infatuation, low self-esteem, sadness, as well as extreme joy mixed with anxiety, nervousness and hyperactivity, all these emotions are typical and normal in them, as long as they are temporary and do not intercede in the activities of the adolescent.
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Unfortunately, more cases of young people with depression and suicides are registered in these times, the causes are talked about everywhere, but apparently the attention it needs to stop this complicated situation has not yet been taken.
According to the World Health Organization, “Every year about 800,000 people commit suicide, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 15 to 29 age group”, one of the main causes is the lack of attention, this in turn due to the inaccessibility of resources, misconceptions about mental illness, and a misdiagnosis.
The importance of talking about the topic
As a person who has suffered from depression for ten years, for which I am medicated and have undergone therapy, I can understand how difficult this disease is, but I always knew how to share my condition, first with my family, and second with my closest friends , who always laugh when I say “forget to take the pill of happiness.”
In this way I have created a firm circle of support among my loved ones, who perceive when I am not feeling well and take care to support me.
Understanding and recognizing that one suffers from depression or any other mental problem is the main way to solve or deal with the problem, since these “mental” problems can be improved, but they accompany you for life.
According to the World Health Organization, “depression is the result of complex interactions between social, psychological and biological factors”, so treatment must be approached from the three areas, that is, psychological, with therapy; biological, with medicine; and social, making our loved ones know the need for support.
Suicide and family
Unfortunately, depression can lead a person to end their life, leaving behind endless unanswered questions that the family will have to learn to deal with in order to continue with life.
Systematic therapist Murray Bowen wrote about suicide and its effect on the family.
“Death or the threat it poses is probably the most traumatic event of all those that can alter the normal development of a family” and reiterated that nothing is worse than the disappearance of a family member and with greater intensity if it is the person who decides to take their own life, leaving continuous stress on each member according to their connection with the deceased, but especially on the parents, “leaving all their secrets on the survivor.”
The normal feelings and ideas after such an event in the family are:
- Go to
- Wrong thinking about yourself and the other person
- Low self-esteem
It is vitally important that the family ask for therapeutic help to be able to deal with all these feelings and emotions, which, if not properly cared for, can lead to momentary depression. Many times faith or beliefs help people a lot to cope with this stage of life.