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Postby TackingIntoTheWind » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:39 pm

I don't know why depression is getting so much attention at the moment. I can offer a few speculations, though.
Perhaps it's partly because there have been a few " high profile-cases ", at least in the UK. For example Stephen Fry, a well known comedy actor and TV figure has spoken quite openly of his own depression. And a Guardian journalist recently wrote a very insightful article about his own experience of, and partial recovery from, depression.
Another reason could be that it's just becoming more and more of an acknowledged social/medical/economic issue. My Doctor told me once that she thought that as much as 40% of her case-load might be, at root, linked to depression. While relatively few people may go to her about depression, she suspected that a lot of problems such as smoking or eating too much, stress-related illnesses, sleeping problems etc, may well have some link to depression.
And, perhaps there is more willingness to talk about mental health issues than there used to be? And, as a result, when someone does talk about their own experience of depression, perhaps people are more confident now about saying: " Really? Me too. " than they used to be?
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Postby Warmsoul/Jeanie13 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:30 am

(((((((((((((( TackingIntoTheWind ))))))))))))))))))

And, perhaps there is more willingness to talk about mental health issues than there used to be? And, as a result, when someone does talk about their own experience of depression, perhaps people are more confident now about saying: " Really? Me too. " than they used to be?


Think you are right on the money! Young adults are allowed to speak up on their feelings, which I think is good. So much has changed in a short period of time, but at least it is changing to 'help', not condemn. Well, what I think.

Warmie
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Postby crystalgaze » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:40 am

I thought there was some value in the following story.

It may be a trigger to some.

He was diagnosed with cancer (pancreas), which had spread by the time he had gone to the hospital.

However, I was touched & to me, it was inspirational (the strength he showed). What I was most blown away by was his gratitude & how he did his best to cope with everything (from the diagnosis to the fact that he would not live long to waiting for death, et al).


An English translation:
http://www.makikoitoh.com/journal/satos ... last-words
~Crystal

I'm not exactly digging myself out of the hole but creating a tunnel to get out another way. Throwing dirt from one end of the pit to the other isn't going to get me anywhere. Instead, I'll create my own path.

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Postby Warmsoul/Jeanie13 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:12 am

At the time this all came to be, I worked for a team of five Oncology specialists, cancer doctors. Such caring and loving people that took their patients into their hearts.

The hardest part was seeing my father's name on the screen, the appointment time, possible cancer. It turned out to be true, cancer with maybe two months left of his life. My father lived for 10 months, and in that time he taught some lessons to all his children, including me, that we needed.

My father was frail, weak, lost lots of weight, on oxygen but my father showed the greatest strength I had ever witness. Always the smile for anyone that came to see him, giving support to others and not expecting it in return. "We'll get through this". His words, and he was right, we did.

I lost my three brothers, two to cancer and one to a fire. That strength was there in them, seems they learned well from our father.

Believe in our lives we witness, the kindness, the strength, the love of those that know, whether family or strangers. I can only hope that I can be a better person, like my father and my brothers.

I relive my final time with my father, in fact his last words were said to me, "I love you girl!" What a memory for me to carry with me for the rest of my life.
“If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.”

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Postby crystalgaze » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:25 pm

& there is more inspiration! (((((((((((( Warmie ))))))))))))))))))))))
~Crystal



I'm not exactly digging myself out of the hole but creating a tunnel to get out another way. Throwing dirt from one end of the pit to the other isn't going to get me anywhere. Instead, I'll create my own path.

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Postby Warmsoul/Jeanie13 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:00 pm

((((((((((((((((( crystalgaze )))))))))))))))))))
“If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.”

--- Dr. Rollo May

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Postby crystalgaze » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:24 pm

It's been a while I've done this, but:

What Would Carl Jung Make of 2011?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13645959

I thought it was interesting.
~Crystal



I'm not exactly digging myself out of the hole but creating a tunnel to get out another way. Throwing dirt from one end of the pit to the other isn't going to get me anywhere. Instead, I'll create my own path.


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