Depression is a prison

Depression is a prison

Depression is a prison

By Josefina Ndeshi Gabriel |

We live in a world that is filled with evil, failure, betrayal, rejection, loneliness, confusion, apathy, anxiety … the list goes on.

And whenever you ask how is the person doing, you’re likely to hear some answer that is good to hear; but in reality the person just failed to tell you the answer which is inside of their heart.

Inside will be some answers like: I’m broken, I’m falling apart, never good enough, you don’t notice it?

Because the person is under depression and can’t just say it out.

We all have complicated lives, we all get hurt by people who are close to us or by those whom we trust more or love more, but it doesn’t mean we must go mad or fall apart when things like these are happening to us.

All people, big and small, rich and poor, people of high class and low class, all people go through the same issues. All people come across evil, failure, betrayal, rejection, loneliness, confusion, apathy or anxiety at one point or another of their life.

It’s laughable to believe that everyone else is immune. Therefore don’t take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

How does it look like when someone is depressed? Here are some of the symptoms:

> lost hope

> over-crying

> wanting to be alone

> no longer talking too much

> willing to die.

This person might say such kinds of statements:

< I’ll never be happy.>

< I’m not good for anything.>

< I have no idea anymore to live.>

< How can I run away from myself?>

< I feel like I’m broken.>

< I don’t understand my life.>

< I’m tired (of living).>

It’s very sad that people who are under depression feel that they have wounds that never show outside the body but are deeper and more hurtful than the ones that can bleed.

And what people don’t understand is that depression is truly an inner illness and not something to be seen from outside most of the times. And again people who don’t have it or never have been there before they just don’t get it.

Depression is like living in a prison because it’s your mind that holds you hostage.

How to avoid or get out of it?

Stay close to anything or appreciative of anything that makes you glad you are alive. Trust in God and always pray, believe in yourself, and share your problems early with someone you trust that he or she can understand you better. Find happiness somewhere safe, sing, listen to music, read your Bible, say no to alcohol and all negative thoughts. Exercise; join programs or teams of creative people.

Despise all that you don’t have and be enough with what is available. Stop comparing yourself to someone else.

Get yourself out of de-prison (depression) by letting go of all anxiety, worry, fear, confusion and start living your life with hope, joy, confidence and faith and keeping in mind that there is always tomorrow.

– Josefina Gabriel is a motivational writer, devout Christian and author.

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