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A to Z D= Depression

 

This post is part of the April 2024 A-Z Blogging Challenge.

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Did you know you could be in a

crowded room and feel very lonesome?

Lonesome in a Crowded Room

Feeling alone is very painful.

Even more so when you are struggling with the darkness of depression.

Even then you really aren’t alone. There are many others in the crowd hiding in a mask. Pretending to be fine. Putting on a smile, Faking it to make it. Ashamed to admit how they are really feeling.

I try to smile at everyone hoping that whoever that lonesome person in the crowd is that my smile can make them feel a little bit less lonesome.

Cue the song “this lonesome road” or ‘Are you lonesome tonight” though I did find that when I am fighting the depression listening to depressing songs may express what I’m feeling but it also tends to keep me depressed.

We need to come together as a community and country and work together to better the world.  Unless one has experienced this stigma and isolation that mental illness brings than one can not truly understand. It is not just a bad day. It isn’t that the person just needs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. So many things are said that just hurt the person more and drive them deeper into depression and isolation.

 

MY JOURNEY QUICK RECAP

“In case you have not read previous posts where I have mentioned my struggle with mental illness, I will explain a bit.  I started having mental health issues at a young age. At 16 I mentioned it to a dr. He prescribed pills. A school counselor asked if I wanted counseling. The stigma kept me from continuing the pills or seeing a counselor. All I craved was to be ‘normal’ like the other kids all around me.  Then I managed life well for a long while. But it was still there. Then in my early 30’s I had a nervous breakdown and finally entered in depth treatment.” Thankfully for me and my family it has been a few decades since that time frame and I’m hoping to use my experiences to help others.

 

 

 

SCARY RISING STATISTICS MENTAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN AND TEENS

“No matter what kind of trauma we experienced as a child, we replay that loop through our choices of friends, hobbies, careers, and relationships.”
― Kenny Weiss, Your Journey To Success: How to Accept the Answers You Discover Along the Way

Despite their seemingly carefree demeanor, children can suffer from a myriad of mental health challenges, ranging from anxiety and depression to trauma and behavioral disorders.  Contrary to popular belief, children are not immune to depression. While it may present differently than in adults, childhood depression can lead to persistent feelings of sadness, irritability, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, and difficulty concentrating.

Mental Health Crisis

The myriad of mental health issues our children and youth are suffering is increasing instead of decreasing.

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