The Black Dog of Depression
I wasn’t going to publish another post until next week as I have been a bit slammed and anyway a break from me aint no bad thing!
Then I had the video in the post sent to me by my sister-in-law who lives in Australia.
What the makers of this video have achieved is an easy to understand, non-preachy and clear message that it’s ok to have depression.
And by that I mean there should be no need to hide it, be embarrassed about it give in to it.
It’s crazy that in this day and age there is still a stigma attached to a disease that is no different any other disease you care to mention.
How Do You Quantify Something You Can’t See, Touche, Feel, Taste or Smell?
But we cannot measure or weigh depression and we can’t see it under a microscope. We can’t cut it, burn it or really even cure it with medication, we can merely manage it.
Medication can and does help millions, but it only helps if changes are made when the medication is being taken.
Medication isn’t the cure in and of itself; it just offers some normalcy as the person seeks to find their own cure with the help of lifestyle changes and breaking negative and harmful patterns of thinking.
This video is very important. It’s no longer acceptable that people with depression are often made to feel even worse by people who have no clue what they’re going through.
Hopefully you can share this and who knows we may help a few suffers seek help and few people who were less than tolerant to be more aware and informed.