mental illnesses

on Jan 14, 2015 @ 10:47 am

lately i have been noticing more and more that a lot of people are brushing depression and anxiety aside or making it seem like a much smaller deal than it really is. 
i don't think many people understand that just because someone isn't dealing with a situation the same way you would doesn't make it wrong or Dramatic. 

if you know someone who is suffering reach out to them you have no idea what a difference you can make to a person just by listening and showing that you are there for them will make 

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I agree on Jan 15, 2015 @ 09:07 pm

My husband is depressed and is currently taking medication for it. It's definitely a condition that can really affect a person's quality of life. In relationships and just general day to day living. I've been depressed myself in the past, but never to the point where I think medication would make a big difference. It has though in my husband. Not a huge difference, but I noticed after several weeks of being on the medication that he was less prone to long bouts of moodiness and being stuck in his thoughts.

Yea on Jan 25, 2015 @ 10:27 am

People with mental health problems can definitely be helped out by having a helpful friend. Someone with a mental health problem however should also seek help from a professional mental earth care provider as they would know how to shell the person in a more professional manner.
My heart goes out to those suffering with mental health issues

don't tell me to snap out of it on Jan 26, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

I have been battling mental health issues for many years. I have found many people don't understand the conditions. They treat you differently and assume it is something you can control. Unless you or someone you love is afflicted with it, you can't understand the enormity of the situation and the many ways it can affect you. Learn what you can do to help and support those who need it.

not to be taken lightly on Jan 26, 2015 @ 01:47 pm

I myself suffer from depression. I get so sick of people telling me to deal with it or that I shouldn't be on medication as its not necessary. It is nessesary. It gets worse throughout the winter as I'm not out as much nor do I drive. Support of your family/friends is very much needed and appriciated. People that don't suffer have no clue as to what's going through someone's head as they themselves can't control it. I would never wish this even upon my worst enemy. You have to take it one day at a time

MENTAL ILLNESS on Jan 27, 2015 @ 10:31 am

I worked in the health care field over 27 years as a PSW. I worked with patients with brain injury, Bi Polar and many other disorders. Mental Illness is a very miss understood . There are so many people out there that need help and no one takes it seriously til something terrible happens. There really needs to be a different approach to help these people.

Compassion on Jan 27, 2015 @ 11:46 am

I wonder how people would react if they were told to "snap out" of food poisoning, cancer or a broken leg. Mental illnesses are not something people choose to have and most often, they aren't even aware of having depression, bipolar disorder, etc... until a family member or close friend approaches them with their observations. Society needs to be educated and the more we discuss the issues, the more people will become aware of ways to help those who are suffering on a daily basis. We need to build support systems, not only for those who have mental illnesses, but their family and friends as well, who need to constantly be there for those afflicted and also suffer the consequences of the illness. If people would communicate better with each other and actually take the time to reflect upon and observe the changes with an open and compassionate mind, there could be improvement. Instead of saying, "snap out of it", how about, "I'm here for you whenever you need to talk about your feelings. I promise not to judge you and will do what I can to help you.". It takes longer to say, but it can make a world of difference. Thinking someone who is depressed is weak is such a misconception. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength to get through each day with the horrible feelings and thoughts they are harboring inside. Let's all think twice before being so quick to judge.


MENTAL ILLNESS AND FAMILY on Feb 01, 2015 @ 07:47 am

I know someone who is very close to me and is having a difficult time with depression.A lot of people suffer from depression, and when they are feeling this way,it is very difficult to bring them out of it.When my Friend gets very depressed,there isn't much I can do only,take her to her Doctor.A General Practiconer is not the person to talk to about this. A Phsychiatrist is a better person to talk to,he is a professional in this field and he knows ,how delicate a person with depression can be.They understand and have a sympathetic ear.My friend is on a protocal of Meds that helps her and besides that I attend meetings with her to let her know,she is not alone.A person should never feel embarressed because of Depression.Today it is a very common Disease the same as any Disease,seeking help is the first step to recovery,and having a good understanding friend also helps.

Mental Illness on Feb 05, 2015 @ 09:04 pm

I have a family member with ADHD and his Mother is Bi-Polar. It's so hard for the doctors to get his meds adjusted to the right dosage, they have so many side effects. His Mother has been bi-polar for so many years. She takes so many meds and can't live by herself. I talk to her a lot, mainly to listen to her tell me about her day or what she's up to.

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