Let’s call it a better day of the bad ones when we reached out our reserves of strength to write this text. We, this is Maria (31, from Berlin, Germany) and Kolja (33, from Berlin, Germany). First of all, let’s say hi to everyone who reads this, we are more than just glad about everyone who takes his time for this.
Depression, probably the most misunderstood disease in the 21st century, can catch everyone. There’s no guilt, no fault in general, no special behavior which causes one to be clear “depressive” on its own responsibility. No one ever talks about this kind of “insanity”, which isn’t a kind of true insanity … but the one who has it, can be killed of it. Mostly because of there was no one who listened and cared truly … or at least heard the yelling for help. Over 350 billion people worldwide suffer because of depression, every third of emergency calls worldwide are related to psychotic symptoms and in fact there are about 2160 suicides a day worldwide because of depression. This means, that every 5 minutes someone is trying to kill hisself because of depression and still it is a taboo in our society which is shifting to an inhuman performance society. That means, while you read this text, more than a dozen people died just because of thinking “I’m not good enough”!
Maria and I not only lost people because of depression, both of us are diagnosed “depressive” and are treated against it with a bunch of therapists since about 4 years. Because of not getting a job although visiting universities, fighting against not be taken for real from parents, losing friends because of being too sensitive, we are not strong enough to fight every day to have a normal life in general or getting a percent of our dream which is:visit the US to get married in Vegas with a singing Elvis, to say yes to each other, because we found love during depression and fight for each other every single day!(On bad days it’s not possible to like life itself. It’s not even possible to like the things we honestly love. We just can’t feel the good in being alive at all on these black days. But during these periods we still live our love with caring about each other, listen to each other, caress ourselves … and we don’t believe each other when tell us “everything fine, darling!” because we know,we feel: “it’s not!” … We are there for each other … but we’re not guilty about having this disease!)
Everything we want, is just one part of our life where we can say: THIS WAS OUR DREAM, THIS WAS OUR TIME FOR HAPPINESS … before the blackest of the black days could become real.
We only live to be strong for each other and try to start a family like millions others do, but we won’t get a chance without you because of depression … or let’s better say : because of soul-cancer!
For getting our only dream fulfilled, our Wedding in Las Vegas and just two weeks of honeymoon we put all of our hope in you and your beloving hearts!! For the flights, the donation for the local depression help, our wedding in Las Vegas , our honeymoon trip to the state of Maine and New York afterwards, we call it "getting the chance to feel happy with everything of that!" We have the aim of 25.000€ … but every penny is a loving help against depression!! Thank you so much!
Of course we will show you all the pictures we make. We’ll show you the moments and the donation cheque (We still haven’t chosen which local help project we will power up with the donation) and we’ll let you be part of our dream together: LOVING HAPPINESS for a wink of an eye.