Depression is the silent killer. It eats at the soul while hiding behind a smile. Depression feels as if there is no hope, no dreams no purpose. It is filled with shame and despondency. We do not talk about it as others call it victim consciousness but depression is a deep inner sadness that feels like a gaping wound that will never heal.
PTSD is depression that is a part of life for many people. The fear and sadness come alive and bring deep sadness that physically hurts
Nobody wants to be judged by others because of their differences. It is easier to hide when we appear to fit in. That sense of belonging is within all of us, yet it is our differences that make us a singularity.
Depression and loneliness are severe deficiencies within the soul and spirit that eat away at us wanting to feel content and wanted. It can cause agoraphobia and often appears as a chip on the shoulder. It can make us feel as if we are under a microscope and want to hide from others.
After all these many years it is still treated with medications that help people block out their feelings. Medications for severe depression can have major side effects creating a whole new set of problems.
Learning coping skills assists an individual in handling their depression as can meditation, yoga and regression therapy. Feeling loved and giving love is most helpful.
Mental illness is no laughing matter and shame certainly doesn’t help.