Depression-You’re Not Alone


Depression can make you feel very alone. While we know there are other people out there that suffer from depression, that doesn’t make it any easier. We isolate ourselves, deny that there is anything wrong, and generally cannot see a way out of it. Too often, individuals that suffer from depression do not seek the help they need. While the reasons vary, one of the main reasons for not seeking help is the Stigma associated with Depression.

People feel guilty. They’ve been told to “snap out of it”, or “get over it”, or any number of other things that dismiss what they are going thru. Those people have no idea how dangerous and debilitating depression can be.

If you suffer from depression, please know that you are Not Alone. In fact, you are in good company. After doing a little research, I found an abundance of names that most of us will recognize that suffer from depression. Here’s a partial list:

Demi Lovato, Jim Carrey, Angelina Jolie, Chrissy Teigan, Kristen Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince Harry, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lady Gaga, Jon Hamm, Bruce Springsteen, Wayne Brady, Serena Williams, Gina Rodriguez and Katy Perry.

I’m sure you will recognize at least a few names on this list. These are people that admit publicly that they do suffer from Depression. While these “beautiful people” may seem like they have the perfect life, the reality is that they are just like us. They have the same struggles and insecurities that we do.

My first advice, always, if you think you might need help getting through your depression, is to reach out to someone. Anyone. Let someone know how you feel. There is help. You don’t have to do this alone. You’re NOT alone in your struggle.

THIS is a page with a lot of different resources, different ways that you can find help. You may find something on this page that is helpful.

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson

 

 

21 thoughts on “Depression-You’re Not Alone

    1. I know… it is hard to imagine. I’m so sorry that your going through such a terrible time. I’ve been there. I do hope you will seek help. There are several ways to do this on my page Mental Health Help, which you can find here: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/getting-help-for-depression-mental-health/
      A good place to start is your doctor. I know it’s hard, but just have an honest conversation about what you’re feeling. It might make a big difference.
      Stay strong, Dear One. I pray for strength for you. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  1. It’s hard to imagine people who have ok lives, they have jobs, they honor their commitments, they handle their responsibilitys, etc. I’m not able to do any of those things. It’s a big deal if I shower 2 days in a row, if I clean the whole kitchen, if I go out to lunch with a friend. It’s such a drain, I feel like I’m carrying a thousand pounds of weight on my body making it almost impossible to move. I used to have a life. Not a good one, I was still blah, but I could keep my house clean, I could at least shower for work, all that other stuff. Now I just sit and do nothing. I can’t be successful at anything. I just want to be normal.

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  2. This is a very important post. Depression comes in many forms, shapes and sizes.
    Once in an industrial time, we poisoned our bodies. Now in these decades we can poison our minds. At least though we recognise some of the manifold conditions which plague folk.
    We should not try our own ‘Happy Shinny’ talk to folk. We should reach out, as best we can and at least say ‘Yes. I understand it hurts,’ and other times, say nothing, just be there.

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  3. An important post, Penny. My sister’s younger son suffers from bipolar. When he’s down, he can’t do anything. He is getting help, though, and he recognises his own symptoms.
    Depression is a terrible thing.

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    1. I agree. Here are some other options:
      Is talking to someone too much for you? It was for me in the past at times. There is a Crisis Text Line. Text 741741 and you can text with a counselor.
      Want to do an online chat? There’s a site for that too. Find it HERE.
      You can even TWEET with a crisis counselor at @800273TALK on Twitter.
      There is more information/options on my Mental Health Help Page.
      Thank you for your comment and for the visit!

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