DEPRESSION IS REAL

DEPRESSION is a MEDICAL CONDITION and it’s very real. Depression is NOT something you can control. It is NOT something to be ashamed of. It is NOT made up.

More people than we know suffer from it and pretend everything is okay. They are embarrassed, ashamed or afraid that someone is going to put them down, tell them to get over it or say you have nothing to be depressed about. They think you can just “snap out of it.” You can’t! Depressed people may not even understand why they are feeling a certain way, why they are emotional or having certain thoughts and feelings.

You can have money, friends, a good marriage, great family, be a spiritual person, or even be a Prince and be depressed. Everything may look good on the outside and you can still feel dark, lonely and empty on the inside.

If you feel like your depressed talk to your family, friends, a doctor, tell them your feelings and thoughts so they can help you. Depression is real, and nothing to be ashamed of.

It’s okay to admit that you’re not okay!

It’s okay to take medication if that’s what you need. I’m not saying everyone needs medication, I’m saying it’s okay if you do.

I know that God can heal you of ANYTHING. I believe in PRAYER and know it works. That being said, it’s not right for we as Christian’s to tell someone with depression or anxiety to NOT take medication. If that’s the case, then no one would need glasses, take blood pressure and heart medicine, headache or migraine meds, insulin, or whatever else any other MEDICAL condition requires because depression is a MEDICAL condition as well. Unless you’ve walked it, you don’t know the feeling. You don’t have the right to judge.

Many depressed people turn to alcohol and drugs because they don’t know how to cope.

Ask your family, friends, co-workers if they’re okay. Let them know they can be real with you. It hurts my heart when I see people struggle with depression and deny it. I think people deny it because they think it makes them appear as a weak person or they’re embarrassed or they don’t even realize they are depressed. That’s one reason we need more awareness.

This is close and dear to my heart because it’s in my family. I’ve dealt with it myself. I’ve had to take antidepressants before. I’ve had panic attacks and have even been awakened during the night with them. They have sent me to the doctor/hospital several times. They are very real my friends. It’s no joke. It’s not just for “attention.”  I’ve also learned the signs I get if I feel one coming on and have learned coping skills.

We as a society need more awareness of mental illness. People who suffer need to come forward, without feeling scared or like they are being judged.

If someone opens up to you about depression and or anxiety, you should treat that person the way you would if someone told you they had cancer or some other medical disease.

Depression/Anxiety is a silent disease and a silent killer.

I think the saying, “I’m praying for you,” has become just that, a saying. If you are having problems message, comment, contact me and I WILL PRAY FOR YOU!

Friends, if you’re reading this and you have depression or think you’re depressed, seek medical help.

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.””

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

xoxo,

Davilyn

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. If you think you are depressed seek medical help.

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9 thoughts on “DEPRESSION IS REAL

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  2. Davilyn
    I am so proud of u.. u have a very blessed and busy life.. But you have found time to do this blog.. I have suffered from Bipolar and depression my whole life.. no one knows the pain and suffering one goes through when they experience them both.. I can go from sleeping all day for monthes yo absolutely high as a kite and never sleep for days and no one knows they just want to hang out and have fun and catch up on the time every one missed u while u sleep the day and nights away .. The demons that possess your mind and soul and the loneliness that is deep within.. all the flowers, trees,, animals and grass just look like they r wilting away with you and that the whole world would be a better place without the ups and downs.
    Those r my fears but the real fear comes from the ones around you. The man who stood by my side through the ups and downs and was treated terrible for his loyalty. It is better now that I am away and busy working along with not having to travel far for anything. God has blessed me with a wonderful AA group that I attend because I need to.. I wish more people would go and they would feel so at home and normal.. thank u for letting mr share and congratulations on your blog reward..

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    1. Thank you❣️❣️

      Alicia I’m praying for you. Thank you for honesty. More people need to come forward with mental illness. I pray for total healing in your life. Thank you for reading. I know that it’s an illness just like any other disease, just inward….

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  3. This was a great read. I watched a video yesterday of Shonda Pierce who speaks about depression and being Christian. She is a comedian and makes the topic light but serious. People are often so deterred from help by stigma and the lack of knowledge about mental illness that we end up with silent sufferers. Great passage.

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