It is important to understand that anxiety has a very useful and important function. Anxiety keeps us safe. Without Anxiety, we would not run away from predators, we Read more
Category: Mental Health Issues
If I don’t like me, no one else will. So how do I deal with the day to day activities that I must engage in life. Don’t show who I am. Present a better, more acceptable version of myself to the world. You know, always put that best foot forward!
The idea that anything can be perfect … so frustrating. We want things to be the best that they can be. But will that be perfect. Nope. So trying to attain perfect, inevitably results in negative emotions.
Is is so hard to explain the perils of putting someone else’s happiness before your own. There is so much that goes into making sure someone else is happy. The time, effort, and actions you will take to ensure that the other person is happy is usually excessive, exhausting, and unfortunately, wasted. Wasted because inevitably the person does show signs of being unhappy!
Depression hurts. That is the tagline from commercials that aim to help the general public understand depression. So, how is it possible that someone who is depressed would be laughing and smiling? These people can’t pull themselves out of bed and yet you are telling me that they have jobs, friends, and hobbies? Isn’t that a contradiction?
We are ALL Living with Depression because it affects many people in our lives whether we know about it or not. It is time to learn more about depression: it’s symptoms and how it affects those who have it. By understanding depression, we can speak intelligently about it. This will eliminate the stigma that often is felt by people suffering from mental health disorders. Together, we can help many people gain the courage they need to seek treatment and live happier lives.