276. Accepting Help

FriendsFor those of us who are depressed, grieving, in the grip of a terrible affliction, or other place of darkness, there comes a time when we must let go the reins of our own soul and accept help from others. Doctors, husbands, sisters, friends, even pets. “I’ll do it my way” is not a good option for someone who does not have the clarity of thinking or energy to find the right way.

Lean on those who love you. Put yourself in the hands of competent professionals. Let someone else make major decisions for you. As a coach for those in depression, I find the biggest barrier to overcoming depression is the stubbornness of those who don’t want to depend on anyone else, as if that were a sign of weakness. They want to be in control, a state of mind that keeps them in dark places. I find it so sad.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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