Thursday, May 9, 2013

EXPLANATION OF DEPRESSION




I found this on my blogroll yesterday - it gave me goose bumps, it is so scary - I hope I will be spared for ever from this - I got a small idea what depression must feel like. Please open that link, if it is only for information and learning and better understanding. 
(And no, I am not depressed at all - so much thanks for that!)



Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.[1] Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate or attempt suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may also be present. (Wikipedia)

This movie is very powerful and shows a vivid and clear view on depression, very worth seeing it.

5 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I hope you never do too!! I don't anymore .. saved by a great Doc and one little yellow pill everyday. Its a disease that few understand.

Annuk said...

Thank you for sharing this very interesting and extremely well written post/article about how depression (and I dare say, extreme depression) feels. I read it from the first line to the last, and the drawings are incredible. It is scary indeed. The saddest part is how people don't understand how a depressed person is really suffering and not just being lazy, and they try to just "cheer them up" instead of listening to them and being supportive.

What a GIFT it is to appreciate life, and to be able to feel joy and to be moved by a sunset, a flower, a child, a kitten playing... We shoud be thankful every day for this!!! Thank you for reminding me, Yael.

Irmi said...

Liebe Yael,
danke für diesen Post. Depression isst eine Krankheit, die man nicht immer sofort erkennt. Oftmals ist es zu spät.
Einen guten Start ins Wochenende wünscht
Irmi

Bob Bushell said...

I am generally quite a happy person, so watching it may just topple me over. So I don't think I will. Sorry.

Zorana said...

That is a powerful post! I had no idea... My approach was pretty much like in the illustration - do yoga and watch the sunrise, write a journal and it will cure your sadness. How scary! Thank you for opening my eyes.