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4-in-1 Protection For Off-Limits Depression.

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Come rain or shine, I will not take medication for depression again. They make me tired. I look like a zombie. I'm tired of living. My hope is all gone. I'd rather die. I need some time alone. The course is too tough. I just want to remain in bed.
Say no to depression. You are valid, gifted, and able to make a difference in society.

Blow depression off the roof. Yes, you can.

Come rain or shine, I will not take medication for depression again. They make me tired. I look like a zombie. I'm tired of living. My hope is all gone. I'd rather die. I need some time alone. The course is too tough. I just want to remain in bed.

If you've heard your son or daughter utter these words, you better be cautious.

A committed Catholic must have a solution.

By the way, depressed people usually require someone else to think for them. Some of them complain of resentment even from their parents.

Click here for a list of mental illnesses just in case you would like to understand the vast symptoms.

Some of the posts online point toward victims who do not get support from their parents.

Unfortunately, depression or any mental illness can adversely affect the brain. Look at the brain as the engine of a car. Can a car move with a faulty engine? It will stall! For it to move again, it must be repaired.

Now, transfer the car concept to the brain.

Depression or any mental illness stalls the mind. Unlike other ailments that do not affect the mind (engine), the patient can simply walk, or drive to the hospital and get treatment.

Mental illness is unique. Since the victim cannot think straight, someone has to help them decide to seek treatment.

Here are some of the steps you can take.

Proven Permanent Remedy for Depression

Depression, like any other mental illness, is associated with extreme stress.

Depression lowers the human zeal to perform tasks, to below average. It is normal to wake up feeling low. However, if it goes beyond a day or so, it is classified as depression.

Manic depression lifts the spirits to excessive heights. Expectations do not match the reality on the ground.

In both cases, an alteration has taken place in the mind. You need to convince the victim to see a psychotherapist. Most people who suffer from mental illness don't even know they have a problem. If left unattended, they are likely to get worse.

Where should you start when you suspect depression and the likes?

What to do when you Notice Depression Symptoms

Consulting a psychiatrist is an option you cannot afford to ignore.

A psychologist will talk you through to help you know what exactly is happening. Imagine you are not the patient but you need to understand what's happening to your son or daughter!

Once you have learned, you become your child's immediate and most available psychologist.

Why?

A parent is the best friend to anyone suffering from depression. Other close family members like siblings can also give moral support.

Why are they important?

The victim's mind is not static. Or let me say, they are not the person they should be. Someone who loves them and cares needs to help them think. If you fail to take this step, their health is likely to deteriorate.

Next!

They need to see a trained psychologist too. Psychologists give them a one-on-one consultation. You will need to answer all the questions correctly to help the psychologist help them. Psychologists are well-versed with the psychiatrists around them. They will link you up with one if need be.

Say no to depression. You are valid, gifted, and able to make a difference in society.
Blow depression off the roof. Yes, you can.

The psychiatrist is a specialized medic in mental health. Theirs is to prescribe medication to help balance the victim's state of mind.

Some cases may only need a psychologist. Others require a combination of both the psychologist and the psychiatrist. It depends on the extent to which yours has reached.

A psychiatrist cannot work without a psychologist.

Why?

The medication helps return the patient's state of mind to normal. A psychologist helps retain normalcy.

As you run around to get a solution, do not forget God is the ultimate healer.

Pray - Depression Controls the Mind

Other ailments affect the flesh. Depression attacks the spirit. In the beginning, nobody will even notice the person has a problem.

When you pray, God is likely to reveal to you the source of your child's problem. He will go ahead to show you how to deal with it.

The victim may need to make some changes in their lives.

Perhaps they need to change a habit that drains them emotionally. You might have to help them delink themselves from some friends.

Blow depression off the roof. Yes, you can.
Depression does not define you. Conquer it with faith and consistency in the Lord.

If you do not uproot a tree from the roots, it will still grow.

What if God does not reveal anything?

Depending on your prayer life, character, and background, you may need a third party to hold your hand. This is where the priests come in. There is nothing wrong with asking someone else to help you pray. Meanwhile, you can also be growing your knowledge at the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. As much as people are helping you to pray, you are suffering the most since your child's pain affects you directly.

Why am I asking you to pray?

For as long as the victim is not stable, they cannot pray for themselves. The mind has to stabilize first even if they're an adult. God asked us to pray for people anyway!

Be Active - Inactivity Paralyzes the Mind

Allow me to speak directly to the victim here.

An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. In normal circumstances, you’re likely to overthink when you’re not busy. We all have something we want to put straight in our lives.

On some occasions, it's the ‘wants’ that lead to depression. We try to force life to take the direction we want. When it does not happen, we get an attack.

Activity will exhaust you. By the time the day ends, you need to take a deserving rest. It denies your mind time to run around looking for impossibilities. Just make sure you’re doing something that doesn’t annoy God.

Free remedy for depression
Some jogging, running, or rope skipping keeps the stress away.

Come up with a schedule and follow it.

If you’re a student, help with work at home when you are free. Always have something on the side to keep you busy even if you are employed. In case you lose the job, bury your mind in the side hustle. You never know, God might just be opening the door wider!

If you have servants to help with chores, you’re lucky. Don’t oversleep. That comfort zone will create room for unnecessary thoughts. It will awaken the problem.

Become a busy bee.

Some jogging, running, or rope skipping keeps the stress away too.  

Summary

To deal with these stubborn ailments conclusively, you simultaneously need a combination of support from family, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, God, and activity. 

A time comes when you may no longer need the psychologist. It depends on your response to the guidelines. Only the psychiatrists have the mandate to determine how you take the medication and until when. Never stop taking the medication without the doctor's advice.

Please take note of this: You will need God and Activity FOREVER. They are also absolutely free.

If you want to close the depression chapter, keep this guideline. You will thank me later. If you would like to help a sister or a brother somewhere with your savvy comment, please drop one. The uniqueness of your case may just be the solution for someone else.

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