Depression exists to the point of numbness! You literally don’t know where to start and which problem to deal with first.
I say first because it’s usually a gradual process of things that have lead you to where you are today. Nearly all of us have had it coming for some time, slowly slowly… Another thing to keep silent about.
Thinking becomes painful. What’s happening to me? Am I going crazy?
Then we plead to God to help us. Even a nonbeliever like me has begged him to help. Has he come? I don’t know. But I do know that at that very point of despair we get this inner strength that helps us to keep fighting, and not give into the temptation of our negative thoughts. Thoughts that we’re not good enough or have failed in some way. But we haven’t failed! Lost and confused however? Yes!
Depression exists. So many share these thoughts. And for those that do not support this fact, are you seriously suggesting that millions of people worldwide “fake” the same illness? That so many commit suicide for the hell of it? Not being able to lead a normal, healthy life because they want attention? Are you serious?????
People suffering Depression don’t want anyone to feel sorry for them! They just want to feel healthy again, and be what society deems NORMAL.
They want to laugh!
Go to work everyday without worrying if it’s going to be their last; fearing they may lose their jobs from the amount of days they’ve called in sick!
Continue with the sport they once loved!
Be able to meet up with friends and family – and actually enjoy being there!
To be able to face their family without fear of feeling like a failure!
Go to school or Uni without feeling like an outsider and failing to produce results that they once breezed through!
Not lay in bed, crying for days…. Thinking they can’t face another day!
They don’t want to argue with their spouses out of shear frustration of not knowing what to do to make them understand – when they themselves don’t know what to do!
Isolate themselves as they feel they no longer fit!
Enjoy singing or playing a musical instrument that once gave them joy!
I could go on and on!!
Please p l e a s e don’t tell these people it’s all in their heads.
Be helpful…Be sympathetic….Be hopeful….Be understanding….Be kind.
BUT DON’T BE IGNORANT!!!!!
There are so many reasons people suffer depression – they just might not tell you their life story. The pain they could be dealing with is one you are lucky to have not encountered.
Don’t judge until you have walked in their shoes!