Sunday, March 24, 2013
Testimony From a Real Person Struggling With Depression
We've told you before and we'll say it again, since this is a key aspect of all depression treatments: reach out for help and support! Refuse to succumb to the tendency towards isolation, because that will only make your problems seem harder to deal with. Do not shut yourself out from the world. Consider joining a support group where people like you gather to share their stories and difficulties. If you don't feel you're ready to take that step, at least open up to someone that feels trustworthy, and express what you're going through. It may seem absolutely inconsequential, but just voicing your emotions will help you in more ways than you can imagine. For one, it will help you see your troubles in a different perspective. Two, there's a good chance your confidant will admit they've experienced similar troubles at some point in their lives, and even suggest some coping strategies of their own. Some statistics suggest that the majority of people in modern societies have either dealt with depression and anxiety problems, or they know someone who's been there. This realization is often all it takes to shift your from being a passive victim of depression, to someone who's actively started on the way to recovery. A problem shared is a problem halved! And once you resolve to be honest regarding your depression, rather than trying to play out your "normality" and pretending nothing is going on, you'll find comfort in the sense that it happens to just about anyone, and also that anyone can recover from it - provided the right mindset, to begin with. Today, we'd like to invite you to watch a video from an apparently normal, adjusted girl. Britney is a strikingly beautiful girl inside and out -- who has had a lifetime of problems with depression. Here, she shares her difficulties with her viewers, and in doing so she is helping more people than she can imagine. We want to congratulate this brave girl for sharing her true feelings to the world, and hopefully this will inspire others to do the same. It's actually the first step to recovery... after all, you have to admit you have a problem before you can get started dealing with it! So watch this amazing testimony and consider sharing your problems with someone, even if it's just a random stranger on the bus. You may be surprised to notice a warm and kind reaction, when you open yourself up to others!