Feb 14, 2018, as I sat there watching my sister vomit up charcoal from an overdose of pills and being admitted into the ICU was one of the scariest days of my families life.
What is an invisible disease to so many, is very much visible to our family. It's an illness, like any illness of the body, yet so misunderstood. Depression in many forms and many subtitles takes 41,000 people per year by suicide.
Heidi has been admitted to the Hospital 8 times since the end of 2016, with half including suicide attempts. However, we now have hope.
Heidi's personal Psychiatrist as well as all her inpatient hospital Psychiatrists have recommended a program for Heidi and she is now ready and just needs our help financially and by prayers. She can't do it alone.
The program is called DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and has an 85% success rate with Heidi leaving with a new life, a new outlook, and most of all what to do when dealing with strong emotions.
Yes, Depression will still be there but she will know how to live happily in this world with it. She will learn many valuable skills. It's a year long program, with therapy, skill groups, hw, coaching, it's 2 to 3 times a week and is very intense.
It's $10,000 and she needs our help to save her life.
Next time, I may not get to see my sister, and my mom her daughter. This program brings hope. Please don't let Heidi be another statistic. Let us show her that we are all behind her and that she CAN do this.