Depression, like malaria, is a physical and emotional condition where the body-mind-spirit is in dis-ease and distress. Some form of toxin (a disregulated neurochemical situation -may- be one part of this but is definitely NOT the only part) has upset the balance of our beautiful mind-body-spirit entities. Telling someone with depression to ‘get over it’ or ‘you have nothing to be depressed about’ is like telling someone who wears glasses to will away their eye muscle dis-ease.
It is time to stop shaming mental health challenges. If you don’t understand it, don’t, at the very least, deride it. Educate yourself. Try to understand. Stop minimizing something that you have had the good fortune of not experiencing. Be humble and remember that just as you might need new glasses tomorrow, and not be shamed for it, you might need help with mental health tomorrow, as well.
#mentalhealth #stopthestigma #stoptheshame #depression #anxiety #RemovingBarriers
One Reply to “On Understanding Depression (or, at least, not shaming one for it) (Jan 10, 2021)”
So simple. So powerful. A call to us all to wake up, to raise our awareness some, and most of all. to use the empathy muscle !