Depression Awareness

October is Depression Awareness Month, and South Sound Behavioral Hospital is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Bryan Hooper, Lacey WA, a local sought after mentor and coach. Bryan, who manages his Mental Health disorder, speaks on the importance of taking care of your mental health, from stabilization to long-term care, how we each have it in us to seek out the help we need when we need it; and that all we have to do to get started is do it!

In 2004, Bryan was at what he considers to be his lowest point. In 2015, using his natural talents and ability to inspire through words and visuals, he recorded a video that serves as a source of inspiration for many today suffering from depression. His motivation for awareness to make this video as a result of witnessing someone’s successful attempt at suicide jumping from a bridge. What he witnessed brought back all the feelings from 2004. He tells his story in hopes that no one would struggle again.

Suicide Prevention by Bryan Hooper

Thank you, Bryan, for sharing your story and talents with us and allowing us to share it with the community!

South Sound Behavioral Hospital is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, give us a call or just walk in so we can help get you on your path to recovery.