posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 04:37 AM
Having now read through all the comments posted so far i've got to put another comment. It seems as if a lot of people are advocating some form of
medication - however there's one particular post that stood out for me. That of the Mental Health worker in NZ. Having tried to understand someone
with a Bipolar diagnosis and in turn understanding myself, from my perspective most forms of anxiety and depression are connected to your body telling
you that there is something wrong with your "self". I totally agree with the statement made that you need to get to the core of your problems. These
so called mental issues/ailments are your body telling you to change.
It's like you know there is something wrong but you don't know what it is. You can only change if you want to - it is a journey of discovery,
knowledge, learning understanding. If you dont want to change then you will continuously suffer with the ailments you have. If you do want to change,
you will search high and low for any information that will aid in your personal journey, whether that be learning, therapy, meditation or anything
else - you will explore all sorts of therapies out there, ask for help and guidance. If you succeed in getting as far along your journey as I have you
will discover that essentially the only person that can "cure" you is you! Everybody has the ability inside them, but we spend so much time looking
for answers outside that we neglect the most important thing in the world - our SELF. And even when you discover that you are only halfway there - as
I am - because we have been programmed since birth by our parents, teachers, society that you have to, ought to, should do, this that and the other.
And when you discover this, it goes against everything you have ever been taught or have ever learnt, which makes your progress even more difficult.
You will find your friends dont understand you, your parents dont understand you even some Dr's and Psychiatrists wont understand you and you then
feel like your going mad, and you know that the majority of people you come across will perceive you as mad too - which again slows your progress down
- I could keep adding more and more but it would be about my own personal journey, which may or may not have any relevance to anyone else. The most
important thing is to be able to have at least one person who will stand by you no matter what and offer you unconditional love - allow you to be you
and communicate. Being able to communicate with someone that will not judge, criticize or belittle you can help immensely, good luck on you journey if
you decide to change. One last thing, when I say change I mean absolutely everything and anything that will help you progress.