Reportedly, a woman with depression apparently believed she was a chicken.
“The word ‘depressed’ is spoken phonetically as ‘deep rest’.
We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound, and very misunderstood, state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity.”
“I worry there is something broken in our generation; there are so many sad eyes on happy faces.”
Many people say social media is to blame for people feeling more depressed and anxious and suicidal these days. It’s been explored here on this blog before, and the idea is that it’s because on social media, people are judged by likes and follows and compare themselves to others. Recently, I was watching an interview with Brittany Furlan, a person that used to be a Vine star. She brought up another reason why social media may cause pain in a way I never thought of before. She said one thing about her, was that she had different accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and she noticed often how she had more followers on one service compared to others. This would upset her. So the various and different accounts people have throughout the internet may also be a causality for their suffering, by comparing them to each other.
Loneliness is said to be a growing epidemic. Half of Americans reported feelings of loneliness last year and the epidemic is lethal.
“The most unfortunate sort of misfortune is once to have been happy.”
The list of books I want to read is as big as the list of movies and TV shows I want to watch on Netflix! I’ve recently heard of this writer named John Solomon. I might want to read something of his in the future. And I’ve also been depressed before and think something he said is absolutely true. Solomon said, “Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.”
This article is a trip and definitely, as depression and anxiety are increasing, more persons will be using and guiding people through this therapeutical method.
What is it about America where this is happening?
Many people are afraid of the darkness of night and many other people create darkness for themselves and other people. They live in the darkness. Often times, they seek a way to escape from the darkness, not realizing there is always light in the darkness and it is within themselves!