This is noteworthy, especially for all who have been diagnosed with Clinical Depression…and please for those who may not know, and who may hurt others inadvertently out of undetected ignorance, prolonged Depression is a serious medical condition and not just “the mood swings which everybody goes through”.
It is true everyone has challenges which affect their moods from time to time, but while some are able to cope through regular psycho-social and/or spiritual support, for others Depression may be symptomatic of an underlying chemical imbalance in the brain, caused by different medical or hereditary factors including.
Our African culture is sometimes exceptionally cruel when it comes to dealing with people living with Depression, and the stigma surrounding it makes it hard for sufferers to access help. It’s time to admit ignorance and learn about this life-wrecking and life-threatening disease in order to change our attitudes toward people with mental health issues. There is a huge difference between “madness” and depression.
Indeed, DEPRESSION IS A MONSTER and can ruin lives in a non-supportive environment. If you are a victim of any form of major/clinical depression. please don’t suffer in silence. There is support, so reach out and seek help. Talk to your Doctor. but please note that you need to talk to a Psychiatrist if your Doctor is unable to offer the needed SUPPORT. Unfortunately some General Practitioners may be clueless and tend to inflict more hurt.
REMEMBER, GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT! With sustained clinical care you can overcome Depression, in whatever form it takes, Recovery can be very painfully slow, marked by a deep sense of hopelessness and despair. Just hang in there and live one day at a time as many do.
Don’t be surprised when you find yourself doing certain things without difficulty and being completely knocked out when it comes to other things that you used to do well. Don’t be surprised when people judge you and question your sanity from time to time. Embarrassment is something you should ignore and celebrate the little you can do at the moment. YOUR BREAKTHROUGH WITH SURELY COME WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, SO NO MATTER WHAT, NEVER GIVE UP…SEEK HELP NOW!