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Sunday, July 6, 2014

WHY PEOPLE KILL THEMSELVES

This is a very difficult subject to discuss. However, I want to shed light on the issue because I know so many people try to understand why their loved ones would commit such an act perceived to be, "SELFISH." I am able to speak on this topic because I have suffered from clinical depression for most of my adult life. If I had to answer the question about why I became depressed I would say the single event I believe contributed the most; the sudden divorce of my parents. It has taken years to arrive at that conclusion but it's all makes sense now. I was a freshmen in college and it was devastating. I consider myself to be a resident expert on the reason people kill themselves because I believe that 95% of people who suffer from depression have thought about ending their lives. A depressed person who take psychotropic drugs has the means to end their life by simply taking an overdose and the truth is, if someone really wants to die by way of suicide there is not much anyone can do unless you catch them in enough time to save them. 

Let me say this, in most cases the successful person in committing suicide is not trying to hurt anyone; they are trying to end their pain. At the moment they decide to pull the trigger, hang themselves,jump off a bridge, take an overdose, step off the curb into oncoming traffic, or sit in the garage with the car running. During that time and space, during that precise moment they believe there is absolutely nothing to live for and life is too painful. Death is bearable. This feeling of hopelessness may only last for a milli-second but... That is when they jump, or pull the trigger, or take the overdoes, or step off the curb, or put the noose around their neck, or start the car engine; for that second they could not continue on. They never lived to realize the next moment, or hour, or day or week would be better. Some may have killed themselves accidentally. Most importantly know, it was most likely not about you, or because of you. 

Depression is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people every single moment of every single day. People who are depressed do not want to be this way.. They feel as though they are a burden when they are feeling down and that is why they isolate themselves, stop communicating and try on their own volition to pull themselves out. You should know the warning signs but there may not be any. The best help you do for a depressd person is to check on they through a phone call, text, email or face to face visit. Just don't ignore them. Let them know you care and have thought about how they are doing. You can also encourage them to exercise, get at least fifteen minutes per day of sunshine, listen to upbeat music,keep a journal and set at least two attainable goals per day. They could even plan the goals out in advance and put them on their calendar so when the day comes when they don't feel like thinking of a goal they can just check their calendar. Most of all, PRAY FOR THE DEPRESSED EACH AND EVERY DAY.





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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PAINFUL TRUTH ABOUT THOSE LIVING WITH DEPRESSION

First and foremost, it's a daily struggle. Very seldom are their two days alike and the thoughts that enter their minds; are the worst enemy one could have. They make assumptions that are most likely not true; and often times their feelings support the untruths. They feel alone most of the time because except for 1-3 friends no really understands what they are going through and most won't take the time. For the most part they conceal the fact they suffer with depression and probably only ONE PERSON in their life knows when to be extremely concerned if they have talked about their death and their pain is palpable. They too get tired of being deoressed and tired of taking their medication. It all just seems so worthless and useless. Don't give up on them. They are not asking you to be their therapist. They just need to know you care, are concerned and take this disease seriously. They already feel as though they are a burden to everyone. They keep their feelings locked inside because they don't want to push anyone away. Being rejected drives a stake right through their heart and sets off a series of unhealthy thoughts that deepens their depression even more. Depression is a debilitating disease with ripple effects that  are spread far and wide. If you know someone who is depresed check on them, even if its a simple text message, an email or e-card, but most of all help them feel they are not alone.

Monday, May 19, 2014

IF YOU CAN KNEEL BEFORE GOD, YOU CAN STAND BEFORE ANYONE

Do not let other people decide your fate. Almighty GOD promotes, recognizes and casts unmovable favor on HIS children. Stop giving other people permission to speak into your life, cast doubt, plant seeds of insecurity and test your faith. If someone has enough time to be concerned and consumed by the circumstances in your life they clearly find no purpose in their own life. Do not give people power in your life or yield to their deficiencies; they are like a terminal cancer that will kill your joy if you allow it. If you want to be influenced and compelled to follow in the footsteps of a proven life change agent; follow JESUS CHRIST and let him be your source for all that you need. Put NOT your FAITH in man; he will fail you every time.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

KEEP TRYING

I know suffering from depression is a hardship and sometimes feels impossible to keep fighting. No one really knows how you feel or can fathom the debilitating affects. In this sense you are ALL alone because no matter how hard you try, it's not something you can just snap out of. It's something you deal with every single day of your life and you have to come out swinging. It's a legitimate disease with real side effects, real consequences and it can last a lifetime.
I having been researching, "how to feel better," and following the advice and it helps, but only for so long and to a certain degree. The most effective way I have learned to cope is, every day try to do or accomplish something, do not just sleep or stare aimlessly in the corner. Make yourself do something; get some SUN. exercise, listen to upbeat music. JUST DONT GIVE UP EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

TRYING TO FEEL BETTER

I can say when I am in the midst of a depressed episode I feel all alone.  I dont feel as if anyone understands what I am going through. I do pray for peace and deliverance, for relief from my thoughts that tell me to give up and give in to the suicidal ideation. Suicide is really an easy way out and a selfish act but I completely understand why those who commit suicide really see no way out (at that moment.) When you are that down you must pull out every weapon in your arsenal to pull yourself out of the quicksand. You have so much to live
for and you are loved and cared for 
more than you can ever imagine. This episode, moment or season will pass 
you must have strength to stay the course and the faith not to give up. I know it can be the hardest situation to
deal with, but here's the thing: "Giving up is NEVER AN OPTION."

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DEPRESSED PEOPLE ARE REALLY SAD

A person who suffers from depression struggles every single day of their life to find purpose, understanding, and the reason to keep going despite how they feel. Sometimes, there are obvious triggers that release the sadness; while at times it comes on instantly. It's a piercing pain that settles in the pit of their stomach and moves up to the heart and causes it to ache. It's the worst feeling one could have that causes your affect to be sullen and your eyes to be more than a mirror to your soul. It manifests physically through aches and pain, headaches, stomach aches and fatigue. The depressed person must make themselves function and some days are not as successful as others. It's a debilitating disease that causes millions to suffer. Please take this disease seriously and find out what you can do to  help someone who feels helpless.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

HERE I AM AGAIN

I cannot really explain it, but after giving more thought to why Depression is so prevalent, I realized. Depression is a disease that does not just go away. It creeps upon you when you least expect, it plants seeds of doubt, makes you feel like giving up on everything and everyone. It attacks at the worst possible moment when other areas of your life feel unstable and you are most vulnerable.You feel all alone in a world of despair and the smallest task seems impossible. You do not want to be in this dark place but every day you feel your climbing out, the quicksand causes you to sink and just how bad everything seems begins to consume you again. You just sleep for hours hoping to wake up and leave the depression behind but you quickly learn it continues to pull you down. You see as long as there is nothing you have to do, you can just waste away the precious day our Lord has given and begin to prepare your mind for coping with the upcoming work week. It's a pitiful existence and you hate feeling this way; but nothing seems to be working. Tomorrow you will try again to face the would from a better place.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SAD DAYS WILL COME

Everyone has sad days not just those who suffer from depression. However, depressed  individuals experience feelings of sadness and despair quite often. There is not always a definitive reason for the feeling it just exists. One of the biggest lessons I learned about depression is you have to come out swinging everyday to defeat this enemy. You must make a conscious effort daily to overturn the prevalent symptoms. Stay in the fight and combat this disease with your head held high and put on the full armour of God. You have what it takes to claim victory over depression. DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

You have to keep moving forward

EVEN WHEN THERE SEEMS TO BE NO POINT
EVEN WHEN YOUR LIFE SEEMS FULL OF DESPAIR
EVEN WHEN IT DOESN'T SEEM WORTH IT
EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND YOU IS FALLING APART
EVEN WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE UP
EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT TAKE ANOTHER STEP
EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL YOU CAN NO LONGER COPE
EVEN WHEN NOONE SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND
EVEN WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO STAY IN BED
EVEN WHEN A FRIE ND TURNS THEIR BACK
EVEN WHEN YOU ARE AT YOUR WITS END
EVEN WHEN YOUR THIOUGHTS ARE MISLEADING
EVEN WHEN GIVEN UP IS EASIER THAN MOVING FORWARD
EVEN WHEN EVERY DAY SEEMS WORSE THAN THE LAST
EVEN WHEN THE MEDICINE IS FAILING YOU
EVEN WHEN ALL YOU CAN DO IS CRY
EVEN WHEN NOTHING SEEMS TO CHANGE
EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL HOPELESS AND FULL OF DESPAIR




Monday, February 27, 2012

LIBERATION

I simply cannot believe how much 2012 has already CHANGED MY LIFE completely. I must honor Jesus Christ my Father and Saviour, for whom ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I started to witness the marriage of happiness and long suffering. I have to come to know, you can handle more than you believe you can, you can go the distance, you can see your dreams become a reality. Please do not give up because I have finally experienced the brilliant light at the end of the tunnel and its magnificent.  The best thing about it is, I am on the side and can fully come to know its full manifestation.

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