Dealing with depression

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Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog if this is your first time welcome and if you are returning subscriber welcome back. So today I have a serious question that needs answering and this question is from one of my newest subscriber who is battling depression which can lead to suicidal thoughts.

Where do I begin let’s start with life. Life is not only a blessing but also a gift that was meant to be opened and there are many wonders to life. There is also a dark side as well. At some point everyone has seen the dark side to life including me. But believe me when I say it is not pretty but I have learned to overcome and you can too. It will take some time but in the end you will see the true beauty of life.

There are many ways a person can get help with their depression,

  • Watching a movie
  • Join a support group
  • Write a blog
  • Read and write poetry
  • Meditate
  • Traveling
  • Start a hobby
  • Reading a book
  • Seeing a doctor
  • Talking to a friend or family member
  • Exercising
  • Being religious, etc.

The best way I deal with my depression is through “music.” Music has played a big role in many people’s lives. Just think you are going through some tough times and you play your favorite song. Just imagine how good it makes you feel hearing that artist related to the issue you are having. For me the song that I feel best describe depression and suicidal thoughts is a song called, why, by Rascal Flatts. The song is telling a story of some teenagers dealing with suicidal thoughts. My favorite line from the song is “When you took the stage you shined like the sun.” And that’s what I want you guys to keep in mind here doing the things that makes you happy. I know it is hard to fight those troublesome demons that are eating you up inside. With that being said you have people that are battling life treating illness and they don’t give in the fight. Let’s look at Cancer patients how badly they are fighting for survival. There is a fire that sparkles in your eyes and I don’t want you to lose that always keep that flame burning and keep smiling. There is so much beauty in life to end it all now. I am not saying there will never be a thunderstorm no there is going to be pain in life and there will be times when we endure lots of unbearable pain. You must learn to either live with the pain or, find a way of understanding life so that when the pain hits you, you are well prepared. And always remember the pain you are feeling is only temporary.

Where is that boy who built his own path for people to follow? Or that man working hard to provide a good life for his family, what happened to that woman who was independent and blaze her own trail. I will tell you what happened to those people, they got lost in depression. So before it’s too late you have to find that light and remind yourself who you are living for and why. You didn’t ask to be born in this world but God gave your parents a gift and that gift is life. Through that little seed of life they produced you. And you will stand tall in the face of darkness. If you feel like crying go ahead and let it out or, break something if you have to. But know this, you will not be in the dark for long. The gift of life was giving to everyone but it’s what we do with that gift that determine the outcome of our lives. Just know that in order for us to find happiness we have to feel pain.

 

Below are some motivational songs that I believe will help with depression.

  • Katy Perry, Rise(watch the video from the 2016 Olympics games)
  • Justin Bieber, Life is worth the living
  • Andrea day, Rise up
  • OneRepublic, Good life
  • Sara Bareilles, Brave
  • Mumford & Son, Believe
  • Swedish House Mafia, Don’t you worry child
  • Lady Gaga, Till it happens to you
  • Avicii Broken arrows
  • Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
  • Racheal Platten, Fight song
  • American Author, Best days of my life
  • Coldplay, A sky full of stars
  • Alessia Cara, Scars to your beautiful
  • Hailee Steinfeld, Love myself
  • Imagine Dragons, On top of the world
  • Mat Kearney, In the middle
  • Big Sean, Blessings
  • Shinedown, Second Chance
  • Jordan Smith, Stand in the light
  • Renegades, X ambassadors

 

Feel free to make your own playlist. You must reach out before it’s too late. If you or anyone you know is battling depression or having suicidal thoughts please contact,

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. (1800) 273-8255

 

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