If you are suffering from mild to severe depression with a non-medical cause, — Bless You!!
(I know, I know, “Say What??!!!”)
Well, first of all, even though I am not a medical professional, nor do I pretend to be, and even though none of the things that were effective in my case may help YOU at all, my experience has led me to believe that simple depression CAN be deleted with nothing more than a consciousness shift!
A friend of mine, who had extensive nursing experience in a respected “Psyche Ward” once described to me the horrors suffered by those with severe depression caused by medical/genetic issues. At the time I was struggling with my own issues which were nothing more than erroneous thought patterns as I like to call them now. That’s when I realized how blessed I was to have a problem I could actually do something about!
I was NOT helpless!
Suffering is, of course, a normal part of the human experience, but there is no need to suffer unnecessarily! With all the technology and vast store of information available on the subject today, Depression is a VERY unnecessary condition!
If you are just beginning to realize you might have a problem with Depression, your first step should be to get evaluated by a mental health professional!!! DO NOT ASSUME YOU CAN SELF-DIAGNOSE AND/OR MEDICATE!!
If your doctor recommends medication, by all means follow his recommendations!
The purpose of this blog is to merely give you a different perspective, and a few tips that helped me.
One of those tips, given to me by a Doctor friend of mine was this: “You cannot count your blessings and be depressed at the same time!”
Of course, being my ususal hard-headed self, I tired to prove him wrong, mainly because at the time, I had not yet realized that my depression was largely a result of thought patterns I had chosen.
Yes, I should have known better! :-)
At first, I couldn’t think of a single blessing.
My next thought was: “Ok, that’s ridiculous, being alive to think, even if it is something negative, has to be a blessing doesnt it?”
Then I realized that I was basically healthy, at least physically.
And that I had a lot of friends who cared deeply about me.
Oh, and a good set of job skills…
a wonderful childhood…
OH! And Dang It! I’m Smiling…. (That’s not supposed to happen while I’m busy being depressed!)
I Challenge You!!
Count your blessings and be depressed at the same time! If you can, You REALLY DO need to see a health professional.
In any case, BLESS YOU!
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