Depression is a killer and has to be addressed, but how do you address something that is so hard to understand. Why am I going through this? Why did this have to happen to me? Doesn’t anyone care? I don’t have a problem, everyone else has a problem. I’m all right the world’s all wrong. That was my favourite. Just view the following quotes and see if any of these apply to you.
I just can’t seem to get going. I’m always tired and just want to sleep.Every time I try and do something, I get distracted. I can’t seem to finish anything that I start, I want to but I just can’t motivate myself to finishing anything.Too much is on my plate right now I just have to go for a walk. I hear what you are saying and I agree, but I just can’t focus to do even the smallest tasks at hand. I just seem to have this black cloud over me and I can’t get out from under it. I go for counselling but it doesn’t seem to do any good. No one understands what I’m going through. What’s the use, why even bother to try? I just don’t give a shit any more. Take me off the planet.
If you have ever uttered one or more of these phrases there is a remote possibility that you may be undergoing a depression. Or even worse, a deep depression. Depression kills which is why we are talking about it right now. I have friends suffering from depression and some friends suffering from deep depression and I feel helpless since I try to help them but they don’t take my help or listen to what I say to them. It is like talking to a brick wall. Yes, I have been to funerals where friends have committed suicide and what do you say to the grieving family. What do you do? I’ll tell you what you do, You do whatever it takes to try and help them.
Well it is pretty hard to help someone who doesn’t think they need help or even worse keep rejecting your help. I have one friend who doesn’t answer his phone half the time. Now to me that is the most ludicrous thing anyone can do. Shut off their phone and pull away from society in general. But that is the kicker here. The persons mind is off balance. Depression is a sickness of the mind. Most mentally ill people don’t think that they are mentally ill when in actuality they are very very ill. They just don’t see it. You think they would by 2 weeks of dishes in the sink, laundry not done for 6 weeks, the apartment looks like a cyclone just hit it and so on.
So how do you reach these people that don’t want to be reached? Hopefully with lots of love, compassion and understanding of this disease of the mind. I have fallen short in all these myself, in trying to help my friend. My friend is actually a very loving, kind, gentle soul, with a huge heart and a sharp brain. The only thing is, the brain part seems to be shut off at this moment in time. I sometimes give him shit about his messy place when I would probably be better off to go over and help him clean it up. It’s very hard when you see a grown up who acts like a child in a grown up’s body. It is heart wrenching to say the least. I pray that God would some how send the right people into his life to help him and to help me to be more compassionate rather than judgemental as I have been at times.
I’m a firm believer that love is the key. If only we could learn to love unconditionally those around us the way God loves us unconditionally, I guess this planet would be a better place to live in.How to deal with Depression How to deal with Mental Illness Symptoms of Depression Symptoms of Mental Illness