First lets defined what depression really means: According to Public MD Health "Depression is described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable or down in the dumps. Clinical Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration interfere with everyday life for a long period of time". Now here's the twist... does pain cause depression and then depression from the pain cause more pain? See I believe this is the case... For many people who are depressed they really don't know how or what to do to get help. What happens when they do get help and it doesn't work? They are in a system in which seeks to medicate and numb the senses. Is this the right way? Don't get me wrong for many people who have been dealing with depression, the medication is the only way they can continue. But what about those who are still in pain and depressed. It takes so much energy to get up and go to the doctor in the first place but then to keep returning time and time again... Most depressed people will not be able to do it. It makes me sad just thinking about it.
I lost a friend today.
She had been in pain most of her adult life and has spent more money on medicine & doctors than we will in a lifetime. I always had hope for her, I always thought she would find the answer, I always thought I would see her again.
Yes, it would be so easy to tell you..that all you had to do was to have faith and to keep trying. But it isn't and it's not that easy. I can only hope as a society we can change and bring back some of things we've lost in the madness of money and greed. Can we change? Is it possible to rebuild? Or are we just going fold our own cards and call it quits.