Depression: The frightening terror

Depression: The frightening terror

The Voices

Violet, what are you waiting on? Go on; all you have to do is take a handful of hydrocodone and valium, you won’t feel a thing. You will sleep peacefully, all your pains will be gone, you will be in a better place.

What about my loved ones? How would they feel?

Common on, you are not married, and you have no children. No one else will really miss you; they have their own families to love and care for. You won’t be missed

I am not sure…

Go ahead, get up, you have the pills there in your cabinet, all you need do is take them and lay down. You will feel much better, I promise

Oh God! Give me peace that passeth all understanding

Why do you keep calling on God, is he real? Don’t tell me you believe there is a God?

Yes, I do, and I also believe there is everlasting punishment for one taking their live, I am scared of eternal damnation but the pain so much. I never bargained for this loneliness and sadness. So, confused

You won’t feel pain, you will be at rest and all will be fine, trust me. Take the pills……

Welcome

to the dark horrible world that is depression. OMG! It is a scary gloomy world where you have voices telling you that you suck, are a failure, deserve better than what and where you are.

Relentlessly the voices alternate between screaming and cooing at you, encouraging you to “TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT” which is to stop breathing. It’s inexplainable and you will never know what it is truly like unless you suffer from it.

Depression is a terror; a frightening one that if not dealt with, and can destroy lives, families and careers. Totally wreak havoc in a person.

Depression is an illness, not a spiritual crisis. If you are suffering from it, pleased speak out, don’t feel ashamed to admit the fact. And if your family or friends courageously admit to feeling depressed or you notice the signs yourself, don’t try to underplay it, resort to binding and casting out supposed demons, being dismissive or judgmental. Please, be attentive. Seek medical help for you and your loved one.

Depression is

 one of the most common mental illnesses. It is a serious mental illness in which feelings of sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest, anger, frustration, or other negative emotions like irritability (especially in adolescents) last for weeks or years and interfere with daily life.

Depression can cause deep emotional pain both to the person experiencing it and, often, to that person’s close family and friends.People with depression are more likely to die from suicide as well as from other illnesses, such as heart disease.

Depression is not those moments when you feel sad or blue. These feelings usually pass within a couple of days.

Triggers

  • Losing a loved one, sickness (such as cancer or chronic pain), loneliness, and stressful life events (such as divorce or lack of money)
  • People with mood disorders and suicide run in families, trauma or abuse at an early age, which can cause long-term changes in how the brain deals with fear and stress
  • People who abuse alcohol or drugs
  • Being overly anxious
  • People with sleep disturbances, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Can also occur spontaneously, without any obvious cause

Treatment

Depression can be treated by a qualified mental health practitioner. Majority of those who seek treatment show improvement. Most commonly used treatments are antidepressant medication, psychotherapy or a combination of the two.

Treatment choice depends on the pattern, severity, persistence of depressive symptoms and the history of the illness.

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Ada Johnson

This one was deep for me. Thank you for the work you do!

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Queen

Really deep, was really a sensitive topic for me to actually digest. Mental health care is extremely helpful. Great one.

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This is so so deep I am so touched thank you aunt Nkasi. God bless you