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

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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