Sunday, April 26, 2015
It's Never Easy
By the time they found him, he had already been gone for three days. His hell hounds had finally caught up with him and devoured him. There were many who said that they cared for him, admired him, but these were the same people who couldn't handle his illnesses. Not surprisingly, it took only a few short weeks for everyone to forget him.
This story isn't unusual. It is never easy dealing with individuals who have become a victim of depression, and if you're that person, it's even harder to explain away, or mask that depression. The illness opens the door for bad behavior that hurts a lot of people through the course of time and slowly but surely the guilt and shame finally takes over and the descent into madness begins.
There are plenty of websites available that can help with identifying signs and symptoms of depression, so that's not what this blog is about.
It's important to understand that when a person suffers from depression, the first human response is for that person to do their level best to mask or hide the depression. There does come a time when a man who has lived a less than exemplary life can no longer handle to guilt and shame - these are the
Living with depression or other mental illnesses are never easy. But yet, they can be lived with and managed - particularly the mental health issues that stem from a chemical imbalance because there are a myriad of medications available to combat them. There are group therapy sessions, there are one on one therapy sessions, and even exercise that can help to combat depression. But nothing seems to work as well as that one person who loves and cares for him/her and is willing to love unconditionally.
I could be wrong, and often am, but I don't think so.