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Hi Everyone. Regarding my previous post ‘Depression a serious topic’ i have been overwhelmed by the replies. Thankyou for taking the time and trouble (and courage) to reply. Depression is one of those subjects that many of us know about but few are happy to embrace. Even now, it is largely swept under the carpet with the silly notion that its a state of mind. I suppose technically it is but with reason in a lot of cases.
Now i am not a Doctor, neither am i medically trained but i do have experience, over 40 years to be exact.
Depression seems to have Two sides, Clinical depression and what i call Environmental Depression. With Clinical depression, there are no triggers, you wake up one morning without warning and you are Depressed. There seems to be no reasoning behind it, suddenly, without warning you are at rock bottom. It has been said that it is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, most notably Serotonin (the feel good chemical in the brain).
Then there is environmental Depression or circumstancial Depression. By this, i mean it can be caused by, a marital breakup, financial issues, long term stress,illness. redundancy, crossdressing (causing rifts within your family and also personal issues). The list is endless. Count in that, world problems too like Wars, Economy crisis, its little wonder why so many of us are Depressed. But still its a subject which many define as Taboo. Some people wrongly think its a sign of weakness but i can tell you that everyone has a stress limit from the ordinary person in the street to a top army general. Continued stress causes Depression which in turn causes feelings of hopelessness and a feeling of lack of self worth.
What i am trying to say is to everyone that suffers, you are not alone. It is not shameful to seek help, you are not a lesser person just because you are Depressed. You are a human being that needs help., love and hope.
I am going to end this Topic with a Thankyou and also Please, Please, if you feel down to seek Medical help, DO NOT suffer in silence, small things turn into big things and can become destructive. I love you all and i want you all to stay the way you are, shining stars, God bless you all!
Love Fiona xx
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