How Your Body Talks When You Wrestle with Depression

Depression is a medical condition, a symptom that tells us that our brain needs some help. Yet all too often, we feel a sense of shame when we get depressed.

 

We–or others–may tend to associate “dis – eases” of the brain, such as depression, with poor self-discipline, or bad parenting, too much self-judgment, failure to look on the bright side of things or other factors.

 

Folks who are submerged in depression do not need to hear “you just need to try harder.” They are trying desperately to stay afloat. A change of attitude, the admonition to be more grateful for our blessings, or just being told to suck it up and get a grip are not going to help or make people instantly recover. We need to be more kind to ourselves, and to each other. [Read more at Meridian]

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