There needs to be a sharp realization that one is incorrect to say they have depression. Depression is not an item or character flaw that one has like one has a cold or something. Depression is a life experience, a very human one. Depression is typically roped in with the act of becoming something or perhaps more accurately put, failing to become who you truly are. One of my favorite definitions of depression is “life unlived,” or unlived life however it best suits you. I find this to be extraordinarily true.
I am afraid people make the mistake of placing depression outside of themselves. The doctor and treatment protocols only reinforce this tragic error. For if this was actually the case, the individual would be helpless unless they sought proper external help. False!! One must realize their depression is inherent and outsourcing their misery is only adding to the problem. Now there are two people working on your issue while only you can understand your own truth.
Depression is an existential crisis of the most personal variety. It usually signals a poignant change is needed your life – whether it be a career move, finding a new environment to live or change your perspective on things. Regardless, a call for personal revolution is being heeded right at you and thus you better respond intuitively which definitely means do NOT outsource this by any means. I am not saying to keep it all to yourself, I encourage speaking with close friends and family members, but not in the mode of dumping your issue onto them in a vain attempt to relieve yourself of your duties.
Be mindful and follow your heart, a massive change is due and you are the only one fit to make it happen!
PS – All thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated (as always)!! Thanks for reading.