I was depressed for most of my life and have finally overcome (well, lets say I’m more than managing it)!
Cure for Depression:
If you are suffering from
depression, especially if you’re thinking of suicide, this is the best advice I can give:
1. Coming from my counselor who told me to keep a daily journal, “If you’re not going to take my advice why are you paying for it?”
I had beat myself up inside for years over not trying to stop my brothers from being hit by a certain parent on many occasions during my childhood. The guilt was eating me up. I was in such despair that I day dreamed of suicide.How could I have stood by and watched? But I had never thought past that. Until my counselor had asked me to think it through; no, I could not have stopped it. I was a little girl. There just would have been one more child injured. My brothers would have tried to protect me and things would have been worse for them! I was suddenly freed of that guilt! I had had many other counselors and this one, who I only saw three times, helped me more than any one ever had!
4. Speaking of thinking things through, do you know the real reason why you are depressed? Sometimes getting to the bottom of it is the start of getting past it. As I briefly mentioned in a poem I recently posted, I was engaged and we were fighting all the time. I couldn’t understand why he couldn’t make me happy. I was always angry at him for doing or not doing this or that. But finally realized, I was not happy with myself. I was depressed from my past, not because of him. True, he wasn’t right for me, but I had to leave to deal with my own issues before I could love anyone.