Depression

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

All she could see was shades of black and grey. Not one speck of color. Every day was a repeat of the previous day.

Her bed was her safe place. She could burrow under the blankets and drift off to sleep to escape.

There was no joy.

People had stopped visiting, calling, writing little notes. It was as if she, too, had died.

She got out of bed only to use the bathroom and have a cup of herbal tea.

Soon, she hoped, someone would find her corpse buried under the blankets.

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56 thoughts on “Depression

  1. Depression is a mental health problem, we all have at one time or the other suffered from depression but maybe it did not spiral down to ground zero. I like it when you wrote “Every day was a repeat of the previous day”.. that is definitely a red flag.

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    1. I am a retired therapist. Worked with lots of people who struggled with depression; and the impetus for me to return to school for a master’s so I could do that work was my husband’s terrible experience with depression.

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      1. Yes. Absolutely. But it changes a person. Sometimes it’s a good change, making a person more self-aware and less critical of others. Sometimes it’s not a good change, leaving the person open to recurring bouts of depression . Everything depends on one’s thinking. the Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” It is what we believe to be true that motivates our emotions, words, and actions. Learning to identify the lies we tell ourselves is SO important: i.e., I’m not good enough, I’ll never succeed, no one cares about me, and so on. Those who fail to identify the negative thought patterns have a lot more difficulty putting the depression behind them.

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