Mental Health is an industry..
An industry trying to sell an unsuspecting public on the idea that the way to ‘fix’ unwanted behaviour and feelings is with a brain chemistry altering pill.
These pills are now named ‘lifestyle’ drugs..
So now you can live your life in a way that is not ‘your truth’ and not feel too bad about it.
And after all if everybody’s doing it then it must be okay.
Maybe I have a problem with the way they are marketed, or that people use them long term without making changes in their lives.. believing their minds are deficient in some way..
So why do I felt so strongly … because I suffered from chronic depression for 40+ years and I learnt a great deal..
The real problem is we were not born to be mindless sheep.. we were born to have personal power.
Some of us lost ours… some very early on due to abuse, neglect, trauma, others guilt or bad decisions or a combination.
… life has robbed us..
I have always found people who experience depression or emotional, spiritual or psychological suffering to be deep thinkers, highly intelligent, visionaries, idealists, creatives, sensitives, salt of the earth types.
They ‘see’ things as they really are but all too often they remain passive to change anything. Often out of fear or that they allow themselves to get pulled along by the wolves of this world.
They fail to see the power they truly have and end up instead ‘willing victims’. They conform and lose their voice.
This causing internal unrest, distress and confusion- really a great lack of inner peace, as they are not being true to themselves or their beliefs or even who they really are..
Being a sheep is never a great option for those of vision.. that indeed would make you depressed, distressed, and have your mind fluctuating between what is right for you and what is wrong for you..
I have alway seen them as the sensitive good in an often evil world. I see them as people who have important gifts.
I just wish they could see themselves as that and get up, get constructively angry, look at the big picture on what they need to heal and go on to make their own small but significant mark in this crazy and often evil world.
Maybe they need that as motivation to get up, to heal their life, to change, to live their dream and to take back their personal power.. than some ‘lifestyle’ pill.
People suffering with depression and mental confusion need to allow themselves the time and space to heal. They need courage and encouragement, love, warmth, understanding, compassion, someone trustworthy to hear them, to look into their pasts, to gain self respect, self love, self compassion and self confidence and to take back their power.. and live their dreams.. whether that be to assist others in some healing way, bring beauty into this world, or love and compassion, make healthy changes in industry, politics, medical fields etc..
Your vision is needed..
Love and baby steps,