I was in a dilemma...depression. Depression can be debilitating, yet there is help available. Therefore, I have decided to share my experience of depression, in the belief that it might help other people in a similar situation.
Severe depression for me had hit me early - before I was 20. I didn't know what it was. Or how to deal with it.
Depression is definitely an incapacitating disorder. It stops productivity. It’s hard to to suck it up and live just like anyone else that is normal. It feels as though society expects this.
I couldn't shake it. It hung around.
Questions came to my mind, such as :
Why am I doing this?
What is the point to all of this?
What do I get when I do this?
Is it beneficial for me?
What is the best remedy for me?
It really helped.
Searching online as research for this article for answers was somewhat helpful, however I guess it didn't emphasise with me fully. Maybe to put it another way, it wasn't friendly enough.
I engaged in more and more “Self Talk,” and got to the point where I pulled through four years later. The Self Talk needed to be positive and empowering to get myself out of the rut of depression. It is all about realising that this moment will pass, just like any other.