October is not only Breast Cancer Awareness month (Please visit Team Pinkeye to donate and learn more.) but also Depression Awareness month. Depression awareness is very important to me because many important people in my life suffer from it. It's rather hard for me to type since I have lost two friends to suicide and nearly lost four others. Depression has shaped my life more then a disease should. My Mother suffered silently for years until my Grandmother's death drove her over the edge. She was in a deep depression for over a year until she finally got some help. She still has days where she can't get out of bed because the only thing she can do is sleep. But patience and understanding has helped my family move past the hurt.
The Make Up Heroes and I chose to do a look using green since depression is represented by a green ribbon. We hope that by doing this more and more people will become aware of depression. Depression isn't something to laugh at nor to be ignored. If you or someone you know might be suffering you should talk to them about it or seek some help. This could be the difference between life and death. The signs can be small, repeat bouts of sadness. The unwillingness to care about the things you used to love. They signs can be big to. Cutting, suicidal tendencies and substance abuse are some of the biggest symptoms. Depression does not necessarily mean you have had a difficult life or childhood. Sometimes depression shows up in the most unlikely of people including teens, new mothers and young people. Please do not hesitate to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
For more information on Depression please look here. If you are feeling lost with thoughts of suicide please call The Suicide Hotline . If you are a teen and you are having issues with any of the above symptoms please use this website to find a hotline that can apply to you. These people are always willing to listen to your problems and help you find a solution.
The most important thing for you to remember: You are not alone.
What I used:
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae e/s in Are You My Mummy? (Medium green with nearly electric pink sheen used on the lid.)
Persephone Minerals e/s in Dank (Beautiful forest green applied to the crease.)
Hi-Fi cosmetics Prophecies and Curses (A medium safari green applied to the lower lash line.)
Black Rose Minerals e/s in Gremlin (Light lime green used on the inner corner of the lid and lower lash line.)
Fyrinnae e/s in French Vanilla Shake (Used to highlight the brow bone and cheek bones.)
Almay Liquid eyeliner in black
Wet n Wild cream stick concealer in 801 (Used on the waterline.)
Wet n Wild lipstick in 521A
Hard Candy Glossaholic lipgloss in Chill out mixed with Sugarpill's Decora
If you would like to see more posts about Depression awareness please check out these lovely ladies posts:
Stay happy, healthy and lovely my friends.