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Speak it & make it so # 23

Saturday, September 27, 2014

I have been struggling with a bout of depression and I 've learned a few things , 1.) I can't ignore it(depression), it will NOT go away. I kept thinking to myself , " You're just a little blue." or... " I have so much to be grateful for, what is my problem? " 2.) Isolation isn't the same as taking a little" Me" time. I found myself only coming out to shop for food or to take care of business I couldn't do over the I-net. I couldn't wait to jump into bed or the couch and veg out! 3. ) There are people who can help, but you have to let them know your need. I really do have a lot to be grateful for , although my depression is a chronic condition, I'm learning to develop a support group. The SP articles I read tonite discussed this very thing. So tonite I'll speak of having good mental health.
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  • PURPLEPEONY
    Yes depression usually won`t just go away. Talk to a specialist and get medical treatment. Life is too short to be unhappy!
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    2072 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    You're so right - "me" time and isolation are different. Recognizing which things you're doing are healthy and which aren't is a great step in the right direction!
    2074 days ago
  • OPHELIE
    Good job for acknowledging the issue! That is one huge step! Now, don't close yourself off, and ask for help. Anywhere, everywhere! Find out what works for you, and keep working on it.
    I have dealt with depression myself too, and was fortunate to be invited to a week end seminar called Taketina by a friend. Basically, it was a seminar where dance led to reflection on ourselves. I went in to support my friend (Of course I am fine!), and it was a mind boggling, eye opening experience.
    It was very tough at first, but I gained more than I could ever have imagined by opening up and sharing.

    That is also why I think I like SP so much.

    You will always find an ear to listen to you.

    Good luck, and best wishes to you! emoticon
    2074 days ago
  • MARYJOANNA
    Best wishes to you!
    2074 days ago
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