Understanding Depression by Cartoon

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©solar-citrus from tumblr

“You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust – never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!”*

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16 thoughts on “Understanding Depression by Cartoon

  1. I wish more attention was paid as to why depression rates have sky-rocketed (at least in the U.S.) It’s talked about as if it comes out of nowhere, when so much depression is caused by unemployment, high crime conditions, lack of education, the constant spending on weapons and war instead of investment in infrastructure and people, and the constant message that if you aren’t wealthy you essentially don’t exist! If you can’t afford to buy everything that’s advertised, you’re a failure. I love this quote by Spengler: “Democracy is the triumph of money over all other values.” When I quote this to people, most are dumbstruck – they don’t even know that there are ways of valuing human beings other than by how wealthy they are. .

    • Yes, why is depression more prevalent now? Maybe because it is talked about more. It’s more visible. Cancer wasn’t talked about but now it is in the open. Depression is coming out of the dark slowly.
      What is the cause of depression? Chemical? Lack of sun? Barometric pressure changes? Hormonal? Work lack of it or stress from it? Money worries? Relationship worries? Processed foods? Poor stimulation? Poor environment? Poor diet? No movement? It may be one or all or none of these, we are all different and who knows why?
      Democracy! Ah. It’s wonderful for the wealthy, not so much for the rest.

  2. Well, as far as advice goes, I used to “give it out” because I had the dumb idea that anyone who was expressing dissatisfaction or distress would welcome advice. Wrong – many people have built a well-armored sanctuary for their wounds and advice is taken as an intrusion or attack. So now I keep my mouth shut unless someone expresses a true desire to improve their situation. Like everything else, there’s good advice that’s genuine and there’s advice only meant to further someone’s pain.

    • Yes. Learning to keep one’s mouth shut. Why must we always learn this the hard way? Most people don’t truly want advice, nor do they bother to heed warnings.
      Then again you cannot live someone else’s life for them. We must do the best to live our own.

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