In so many ways, depression is a topic that is hard to verbalize. Distance from the conversation is easier than facing it head on. Awareness is a great way to start a conversation about depression but….
How do we make it personal?
How do we talk about OUR depression? Opening a topic and being aware of a topic helps with awareness but when we dig deeper into our own depression is when we really start a conversation.
After publishing it, people would know, listen to this episode and that is when panic set in. I also had to go a step further from my cozy pink fluffy comfort zone and tell people it was available for their listening pleasure.
This is an outside look into depression as far as I feel about that information. The true conversation is with the crap in your own mind and how to articulate it, so you are able to have a mental dump and find the help, you, as an individual needs.
I agree with this, when depression comes up it always has very heavy and almost taboo feelings surrounding it. But I feel like I should be able to say, “ yeah, I couldn’t get that done today because I was feeling too heavy with depression”, without everyone going into freak out mode.
I agree with this a lot. I find I must remind myself not to get annoyed or irritated because what I am saying doesn’t make sense to that person or because they may have said something but its because they don’t get it. Its hard to explain to someone who has never experienced it. How do you explain the sensation of flying to someone who has never flown? And of course they don’t know how to talk to me either, my brain is working in ways that sometimes I don’t even get.
I also really agree with this, it does drive me up the wall after so many “you should”. Unless I specifically ask for advice from people they have no idea what I’m looking for from them and SHOULD NOT tell me what to do.
You say something along the lines “you are the one that has to fix it, you are the one that has to feel” , “feel guilt and shame because of selfishness”
Its hard not to feel bad about being so selfish in your depression but I think its also okay to be. To an extent. You can’t help other people though when you yourself are in bad condition. You have to put your air mask on first before helping others. If all you can accomplish in a day is keeping away the really bad, harming thoughts then that should be enough.