Depression is a mental illness that some people don’t take seriously. Since the signs aren’t always clear, we never really know who may suffer from the horrible disease. Niall Parakos was a 21-year-old student that ended up taking his own life after suffering from depression but before he left, he shared a tragic message on his Facebook account.
His family had no idea he was suffering from depression and are demanding to see a change in policy at Northumbria University after the school failed to notify his parent’s after he visited the bridge on a previous occasion. Although it appears that nobody was really aware of his mental state, Niall did leave one last message before he jumped. The psychology student posted one final status on his Facebook page as his final cry for help.
It started off with “thank yous” to the people that helped him and then led into an explanation on why he was doing what he was doing. “But anyway I think this is the largest audience I can get for this post so I just wanted to say thank you to all those that helped me during this difficult time and before those time who made my life a blessing,” he wrote online. “Please nobody blame themselves more for this and please pass on the sentiments from my notes left on my computer. I’m so sorry everyone that I couldn’t be stronger.”