Depression: You are NOT alone !

To bring awareness to this subject, but especially for all you dear beautiful souls who are feeling depressed, I’ve created this compilation. To remind you, you are not alone. Depending on the level of the depression you are going through, there are various ways to climb out of the dark valley, within you find yourself captured.

This poem my dear friend Manuel and I created last year (2016), we both know the feeling everything seems senseless very well and how important it can be to go forward second by second, minute by minute, step by step:


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The incapacity to continue living was growing

The WILL to continue the never-ending battle was slowing.

The gloomy haze was clouding my judgment

I felt ready to face my final judgment.

The thought was getting stronger

I couldn’t stop the urge any longer.

Looking down at the people below

No longer grasping their flow

On top of this roof I felt so cold

An emptiness nobody told

Could ever overwhelm

My core, my soul

Lost without a goal

ready to leave the realm

Complex questions started to possess my understanding

Looking down on them, I didn’t understand

“Why I feel this way and they did not?

Why are my thoughts and emotions full of knots?

Do they feel like I do now?

Do they have the courage to end it all, like I?”

So now I cry.

Through my tears the crowd became undefinable

The pain, the loneness undeniable

“Is it courage to end it all?

Will I feel enlightened during my fall?”

The sun and moon exchanged light

Surrounded by darkness and silence

My Inner-Child screaming to fight

“Bravery comes with reliance!”

Dare I to trust?

“Come to us, in here you will no longer crawl.”

The torment of their offerings were tempting my soul

I was getting determined to jump.

“Wait,” a soft childish voice said

“I hurt too, but I endure.”

I looked everywhere, but nobody was there

I realized the voice was coming from within.

My skin tingled, my feet started to move away

Away from the edge of the roof

still yearning for proof

I could hear my heart beating

“Was my Inner-Child cheating?

Should I come back another day?”

Moonlight fading, the soft voice became stronger

With the rising of the sun the desire no longer

to end it all, my soul hurting still

hope aroused slightly, so I WILL

again try to fight

At least until

the next night


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Emotionsoflife  &  Mimosa Pudcia


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This video David created at my request: A very inspirational man, who happens to be autistic and went to a period of Depression himself. He shares very openly his feelings during those dark weeks and gives you valuable tips:

Original posted HERE

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One of the advises given by professionals, but also by people who’ve got out of that dark place; is to exercise. Start with a 5-minute-walk outside and think of this quote:

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again”.
Flavia Weedn

When you are ready to exercise some more, David of Chape , is a professional personal trainer, who has online personal training courses, shares motivating quotes and work-out videos.

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For Pax et Dolor Magazine I wrote an article on Depression, in the hope it will inspire you to connect with just anyone and share your feelings:

The sun and moon switch in the sky, every morning, every night. You, however, don’t want to get up, or you stare at the ceiling unable to fall asleep. The weather girl telling you another day without the sun is ahead of you, or you long for a long cold winter to numb your feelings. The love of your life no longer feels the same way about you. You got fired, you lost your house. Maybe, your physical health prohibits you from following your dreams. So many reasons why a person can get depressed.

Are you really depressed?

Every now and then, you feel down, don’t want to get up, or you get moody watching the weather girl, that doesn’t automatically mean you are depressed. Every human being has his/her ‘bad days’. I call that being depri, it is a Dutch abbreviation from depressie (depression). Taking a sick day, watching a movie and eating your favorite snacks, will make you feel better.

Do you feel gloomy every day, see only dark colors in your future? Feel like sleeping all day long, or aren’t able to sleep at all? Feel the need to eat constantly, or don’t have any desire to eat? Thoughts like “Why even bother, I will never feel happiness again” and maybe even “I just want to die?”

When you recognize all described feelings and situations and if they are applicable to you (almost) every day and for longer than two weeks in a row … Depression could be the reason why you feel stuck. Stuck in those painful emotions and thoughts. Overwhelmed by feelings of being alone and nobody understanding you.

You know you are depressed for sure?

Let me tell you… No… Let me reassure you: you are not the only one! I am a person who has to be aware of not becoming overwhelmed with sad and negative thoughts about the world around me and about myself. It took me a while to accept, that not everyone will understand me, or get what is important to me. That isn’t easy and feeling alone, in this world full of beautiful souls, well…that happens to me too.

If you become depressed once, you most likely will have to deal with depression throughout your life.

Now, that isn’t very hopeful, is it? That is why I wanted to write this article. To let you know, there IS hope. There really is!

Sure, you should go to a doctor, psychologist, therapist and if you google, you will find all the necessary information you need to educate yourself about this mental condition and where you can find the support you need. Did you know, for instance, food is also a big influence on how you feel? You don’t need to become the next famous bodybuilder; however, exercise can be helpful too. But…

Taking that first step, the first step back up that negative spiral, it will be tough. Reaching out to another person, ignoring those feelings of shame or being unworthy might seem impossible. You probably don’t even trust yourself anymore, and now I tell you to trust another soul?

Yes, I do. Because you know what? You have nothing left to lose…

Right?

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Are you ready to take the first step?

More information about Depression you can find here: WebMD
Need to talk to someone ASAP? Visit this site: 7 Cups of Tea
Just in need of an listening ear, but not that urgent?: Connect with me 

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Remember: YOU ARE NOT ALONE !!!

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41 thoughts on “Depression: You are NOT alone !

  1. Yes, I definitely understand. Thank you for this wonderful compilation, because for those of us who constantly battle the demon of depression, it is very important to know we are not alone . . . that I am not alone. Blessings to you!

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  2. Thank you. Ik think I am a chronical one. But accepted it and it is now on the background of my life. The little walk is very helpful, it helped me so many times to gain my forces and go on with my life. I learned not to fight it anymore. It is just part of me. It’s ok 🙂 Thanks again for sharing, big kiss xxxxx

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    • Thank you for reading too, Marije. And also share your experience. Yes, acceptance is the goal, but that will not be easy, as you know 😉
      We’ve been connecting for a while know and I just have to say it: very proud of you! Big hug, XxX

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  3. Love your honesty David, yes depression is hard, it is crippling at times and so unreasonable as you can not reason with it.
    I celebrate you and your strength and purpose, keep it going luv.

    Could you post the link to the boy you were talking about, I can not find it.
    Stay strong you are loved.

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    • Hi Mary. Thank you for the compliment. Yes, walking can definitely help to clear the mind and even uplift it at times. Wishing you strength in being there for your partner, which isn’t always easy. Kind regards, Patty

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