Stephen Hawking on Depression

World-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and best selling author Stephen Hawking is known for providing complex insights into space, time, and theoretical physics. In a recent talk, the iconic man applied his brilliant mind to a more emotional matter – depression.

Hawking gave a hopeful message to people suffering from depression, making a poetic comparison between depression and a black hole – no matter how dark they seem, neither are impossible to escape.

Hawking said: “The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought.

“Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up – there’s a way out.”

Our greatest struggles are, in the end, with ourselves. Keep fighting!

Stephen Hawking

If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener, let them know you’re there no matter what you have to do.

Where to get help:

1. Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca for online chat counselling.

2. Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre here.

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2018-01-09T23:11:12+00:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Stephen Hawking on Depression