Heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, “Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.
Man bursts into tears. Says, “But doctor…I am Pagliacci.”
Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.
Why You’re Depressed & Not Getting Better
Mind Body Green writes:
Some people say that depression is a “disease,” and that there’s a pill for it, but the pills don’t seem to work very well.
What if everything you’ve ever been told about this is wrong?
What if you’re receiving a message from within? An invitation to look at something in your life that needs your attention?
Look: I’m a clinical psychologist and, including my training years, I’ve been at this for well over a decade. I’ve worked in mental hospitals, chemical dependency centers, you name it — and I have never worked with someone who was depressed who didn’t have a reason, on some level, to feel that way.
They might not have known WHY they were depressed when they first came to see me, but it never took long before we uncovered what was causing the ache underneath.
Read more here.