I write this with such a heavy heart. It is so sad to see someone with so much life meet their end in such a tragic way. Anthony, not only sparked my interest in travel with his life, but his passing has moved me to start writing again.
I remember watching Parts Unknown and living through his adventures. I knew one day that would be me stepping off the plane and connecting with the locals and immersing myself into their culture. That day has passed and I’ve been able to meet so many beautiful souls, and I feel as though my journey is just starting.
I wanted to write this post to the one beautiful soul who helped me see the world before I knew there was one outside of the U.S. Thank you Anthony, I hope that your soul is free and wherever you are there is good food & better people.
If you or someone you know is battling with depression, please know you’re not alone and help is out there. I have suffered with depression and I know that it’s not easy. No matter how much light there is in the world, there always seem to be a dark cloud approaching. I don’t know where I would be without my support system, they help me chase way those grey skies, it’s some things I can’t do alone. Not everyone has a support system or knows how to reach out because they think they’re alone. You are not! You are strong and you will be okay, its time to talk to someone!
Below, I listed the links for websites that provide you with the resources you need to help you with those dark clouds.
United States National Suicide Hotline
- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- To chat online with a national suicide hotline counsellor, click here: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx
- See the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website:http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- For the hearing impaired, contact the Lifeline by TTY at: 1-800-799-4889
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
International Association for Suicide Prevention
I also found a list on IBPF.ORG with a list of numbers to call around the world, which can be found by clicking this link , or reading below:
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal);
18662773553 (outside Montreal)
Finland: 010 195 202
Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
New Zealand: 045861048
South Africa: 0514445691
United Kingdom: 08457909090