posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 10:25 PM
Well once again I'm finding myself seeing things from multiple perspectives. I've taken on roles that members in this thread are taking, and they
conflict from one to the next, having been expressed at different periods of my journey through life.
I get the: depression is depression point of view.
I get the: you have no clue what you're talking about, kid point of view.
The former has had some sort of depression, and thinks it's all the same. A simple/naive mind.
The latter has experienced the former, where it's not much of an issue, and you can will yourself to shift out of it. They've also had "major
depression"... the kind that can't be willed out.
I had pretty bad sitautional depression. Little bro died. I tried to supress the feelings, and that lasted a while, but eventually I came crashing
down. The depression lasted for a few years, and damned if I didn't try everthing to get myself out. I will say in my case that "time" wasn't all
that had to pass, I had stressed myself out so much that there was some nutritional balancing in order, plus a ton of time, emotional healing...
pretty much long-term integrative apprach that slowly got me out.
I still have issues, but perspective really helps. This is just situationally severe depression. The individuals who can't figure out the cause, I
really feel for.
Here's what I know for sure, we just don't know until we at least have an inkling, and feeling down a little here and there is not an inkling
compared to what major depression people are experiencing. My mom, for example, always had the "snap out of it" mentality, until her son died. Eight
years later she's still crushed, though functional to some extent. She gets it now, and has a respect for major depression sufferers. It's a valid
feeling. All feelings are valid.
I got problems empathizing when things are going rather well for me, and I'm a bit hypomanic. So I can relate to the unrelaters as well LOL! Just
trying to say, there's a reason why we all perceive, act, and feel as we do.