Monday, October 19, 2015
Peace and Blessings From Rose Quartz
Depression is a tough topic but overdue. This information is based on my work in alternative health and studies as a Mental Health Counselor. Depression can be cured during it's earliest stages and during the deepest stages. Community Mental Health Education can and will save lives.
Depression occurs in stages and like most dis-ease it is best to catch it early on. The earliest symptoms are often the most vocalized. A person will often say they are just not feeling like themselves. It may seem as if they are complaining alot and have an issue with just about everything. They may sleep more, seem grumpy, cry at the slightest critique and withdraw. At this point you may just find them hard to be around. You may even accuse them of having "negative energy" or being a "fake friend".
What they are not telling you is that an unwelcome feeling of unhappiness is eating away at their sense of self. The feeling may be physical. Depression is often felt as sensation in the gut or a heavy heart. They may or may not have recently experienced a difficult time or loss. Depression is literally the depression or holding down of feelings and worries, coupled with painful memories/experiences that have not been faced.
Unfortunately, what we attempt to hold down and bury within us, is still haunting our psyche and our spirit. What has hurt us the most may be hidden, but like a ghost it will eventually begin to bump in the night. Ignoring our pain and trauma allows our hidden issues to take root and cause new bad feelings to grow.
All pain must be faced in order to release and heal.
Those without proper knowledge may assume a depressed person does not love themselves, however a depressed person may indeed love themselves. Their issue is that they no longer love life or the world in which they live.
The first stage of depression if caught can be healed with fresh air, sunshine, exercises, hugs and making necessary changes, such as getting out of bad relationship or quitting a dead end job. During this first stage friends and family can take charge and help get the depressed person engaged in life and feelings of love. Volunteer work, dance classes and good healthy food work wonders. Water is so important too. However it is important to check in with the depressed person on a daily basis, short conversations and gifts of healthy food, books, movies etc. can all be part of an effective turn around.
The second stage of depression is more dangerous. Professional help is advised and this can include alternative and western medicine, as well as touch therapies such as massage. Community must work together to make this happen. Make sure the depressed person understands that depression is a real dis-ease and the healing recovery process will take time. At this point the depressed person may fake interest just to get people off her back, so pay close attention and promise to be nearby.
Self medicating with alcohol will begin to accelerate the depression at this point. Marijuana may allow the depressed person to maintain a functioning depression but they will not improve and will tend to isolate themselves (i.e. drinking or getting high alone). They may only feel comfortable in their own little world. Jobs and relationships will become a hassle they will no longer care for. This is an important time to get help just as you would seek help for someone who was having chest pain all day.
The third stage of depression can be fatal. The person now has decided that life is not worth it. On a spiritual level their soul has begun to leave their body. Their energy is extremely low, the spirit appears dead. They are simply functioning by force of habit and are looking for a way out. At this time a trip to the zoo or a formerly beloved activity will only cause further misery as they drift listlessly thru the day. 24 hour care is needed, meaning call frequently, get help and have the person accessed for suicidal risk ASAP.
If you are a friend or family member, or perhaps you are at this stage of deep depression, get on the phone and ask for help. You are not alone, you cannot bear this alone and yes you can get better. Medication may be an important option at this juncture. Talk therapy can help set goals and develop a contract for the person to not harm themselves.
Words of In Courage Meant For Any One Fighting DepressionWork on calling the Soul, Spirit and Energy back into the body. Nurture yourself in nature. As you heal allow your self to Experience the depth of your emotional pain. Roll in it a bit! Prove that it is NOT bigger than YOU.
What excatly is at the bottom of the well where the water is dry ? What do you see within that you have been so afraid to face? Yes it is that time to stand up to the demons and even show them whose running things! Stop running away from your imperfections and accept everything as part of your unique life journey. It is a difficult process and important to have a support system outside of your family. Each day Pray the very special Prayers of your Soul. Write your own prayers! Soon enough your reason to be here will be clear. Depression is a dark hole that goes very deep and seems too steep to climb out off, yet it is not. Allow yourself to be held emotionally, physically and spiritually until you get your strength back.
Remember self medication with drugs alcohol makes depression worse. Instead force yourself to get out and breathe fresh air. It's rock bottom. But love it! We have been taught to fear our own very natural emotional pain. We bury our shame only to find our shame defines us when we release it! So much has occurred to hurt each of us but it is not our fault. Tears can help wash away what must go.
Rock bottom is where CHANGE HAPPENS
Thanks for checking Rose Quartz Out on this topic.
Lets Tune into And Onto Each other. Let us learn how to heal ourselves and others.