SURVIVING DEPRESSION

depression If 
I
 was 
in 
a
 wheelchair,
it
 would 
be 
easier 
for
 people
 to
 understand that i am physically challenged.
If
 i was struck 
by 
sudden 
blindness,
diagnosis 
would
 be 
immediate 
and credibility would be given to the devil. 
but in the case against depression or mood
 disorders, my feelings and the real state of my countenance 
are 
invisible 
and 
subjective,
making 
it hard
 to 
comprehend. 
If 
my 
outward appearance reflect the true picture of how 
bad
 as 
I 
felt 
on 
the 
inside,
 people 
would 
have identify with my disgust,irritation or pain.

that is what depression feels like,


No
 one
 seemed 
to understand my feelings of hurt and displeasure,
yet 
I 
was 
sure 
that everyone thinks of me as a fool based on the way i feel about 
the
 embarrassing 
secret that accompanied my poor business decision that led to my indebtedness and major flaw as a business startup. The feeling of been completely
useless clouds your judgement and rational thinking.
 From days to weeks, month and 
years,

majority 
of
 my innate 
energy 
went 
into 
hiding 
my 
defective
 worthlessness.
I
 smiled,
laughed,
joked
 around
 a
bit 
and
 worked
 relentlessly but when the sunsets , as i hug my pillows to sleep steaming hot tears flow like a river and soak up my pillow. At sunrise, 
attempting 
to 
out perform 
expectations,
I would 
pretend to be happy all over again.

Depression is a feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
Depression can really hurt the soul and make you suicidal. it could slow down the pace at which you run your race, depression breeds fear and make you unstable. it can even make you blind, cause  to lack 
clarity of vision or a sense of purpose,
no 
hope 
for what 
the 
future holds,
 low
self‐esteem,
poor 
decision 
making 
abilities
 and
 no
 energy 
for 
a
 new
 position
 or attain new heights

Therefore if depression is this destructive how can we survive depression? from personal experience and the therapeutic approach recommended by professional psychologists, i h recommend  but a few but notes that has worked or is working for me, however it is not the only approach

first of all, have you tried opening a corked wine or carbonated drink? the bubbles and air stocked within the bottle burst out with a sound or surge that seems to scream for freedom. personally, that’s the first therapy, look for someone you can open up your feelings of disgust,irritation and pain, someone who will not condemn or judge you in bad light but give you a listening ear. I really feel bad sometimes when i let some folks know about certain mistake i had made and they respond without listening properly to my pain by telling me what i should have done or why didn’t i do this or that. in my heart i would say to myself or share with them that if i had done what they recommended, its true i won’t be probably or totally messed up but the deed is done and the die is cast, i am looking for an exit from my pain and not considering factors that led to the poor decision i had made .

My friends , it important you look for someone with a listening ear and an understanding heart to share your feelings of depression. when you are done sharing the show empathy, there’s always a feeling of relief that accompanies sharing your depressed emotions  with someone who’s willing to listen and help where necessary

secondly, living in isolation or seclusion is a death trap for any depressed person, do your best to hang out, attend meetings or parties. yes parties. i remember most times when my depress self begins to come out of its closet, i run to church when its a service day, you can imagine the miracle that often takes place after  a variety of musical rendition from musicians in church.

always seek help when you are depressed and don’t let depression cloud the desktop of your mind thereby posing as a major hinderance to your  effectiveness and efficiency at work, home or  place of business.

ii this piece had been a blessing or enlightening, feel free to stay in touch, comment or write back.

regards

 

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