Major depression is rampant in our society. Millions of people are on anti-depressants and seek professional help to alleviate their suffering. Millions more are on alternative healing remedies such as St. Jones Wart or amino acids. Do these remedies work? What can be done to feel better when major depression comes about?
The answer is obviously not simple, and each person must ultimately be helped in a tailor-made fashion. However, whether you are seeking help or not, whether you are using remedies or not, the single most important thing to keep in mind is this: the experience of major depression should be seen as “not you.” It is vital to understand there is “you” and there is “depression.” These two things are not the same. Realizing this deeply is one way to help cure depression.
Begin by being acquainted with depression as if it were a like “another person” living in your head. Notice it. I am sure it feels like it just takes you over, so start exploring that feeling. In other words, begin to gain a little distance from the depression. Begin to think of “it” and “you.”