If you're depressed, you'll know exactly what it feels like, but putting it into words is rarely easy. If you're the friend, relation or colleague of a depressed person, it can be very hard to understand exactly what's happening. To sum it up in one word, depression is Hell.
Depending on whether the sufferer is experiencing
Imagine going through day-to-day life, with nothing apparently wrong, but feeling as though every one of your closest relatives has suddenly died, leaving you totally alone. The experience often gets better in the late evening, but returns, just as strong, the following day. Quotes from depressed people compare the experience to;
Please don't toss us aside because we can be difficult to live with. We truly want to be happy and at times we are very happy. If you think we don't love you because we have depression you could be very wrong.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I am a true advocate of all mental health issues.
May you walk in peace,
Post Edited (stkitt) : 4/25/2009 8:03:50 AM (GMT-6)
Thanks Jon...........you words mean a lot to me.
Post Edited (keepinghope) : 4/25/2009 9:45:40 AM (GMT-6)
I am sorry for your pain but I do not know that you can link all of your issues to your wife's depression. Depression is not a reason to go off and break marriage vows etc. There may be some underlying reasons for what is happening and blaming it all on depression in my humble opinion is not going to help anyone heal.
If your looking at bipolar your may have another story but most people with major depressive disorder do not have the energy to engage in romatic flings nor do they have the self esteem to pull it off.
I am not starting a debate with my post, what I am doing is teaching people that depression is a real disorder and that we are not any different then the person with diabetes or asthma. We did not choose this disorder but we don't use it as an excuse to deliberately cause pain and harm to our loved ones. If someone is using it to manipulate their personal situation then perhaps they have a behavior disorder.
Again these our my own personal comments and I have lived with depression for 27 years so I believe that I am well versed in the subject of depression.
Again I am sorry you are in pain and I wish you only peace and happiness.
Thank you. I am fine and have done very well with medication and therapy over the years, I had a very successful career, I am married to a wonderful man and we raised 4 children, one who died in a car crash at the age of 21. People with depression can live a very normal life, we just have to deal with our disorder like others deal with their disorders.
I continue to work in a casual position and I advocate for mental health along with other volunteer projects. I am a strong supporter of the Cancer Society.
I am proof that you can make it to the light at the end of the tunnel and I have this wonderful place called HealingWell that has supported me through some tough times just as we are all supporting you.
Take care and my prayers to you.
Thank you Catman,
I just wanted to share so others can see Depression from a person who lives with it and has accepted it as a way of life. I will always be OK. I have my family and I have HW to help me through.
Dear blueboy and Bill,
Thank you so much. I wish there was a magic cure for depression but until then we will continue to fight our demons and celebrate the good in our lives.
Dear Kitt, I want you to know that you are truly remarkable in the way you answer our posts, give us comfort and advice while you too are going through a very hard time. I hope that all recognize what an outstanding job you do. It is not easy helping others when you are feeling down at the bottom of the barrel. And you are right in that no one who hasn' t suffered depression can really know how it feels. It feels many different things to us depending on our particular situation. I am sure that the angels are looking out for you as you are deserving of hapiness in your life. And you are right when you say that we need to take advantage of the times when we are feeling good. Life is especially difficult for many right now with this terrible economy. We are here to help support you too in your time of need. I will always be grateful for the advice and comfort you have given me when I thought I couldn't sink any lower. You are greatly appreciated and loved and I hope you continue to know how special you are.