Stress and Depression are so common these days. In fact, everyone goes through it at some point in their life. Some of us go through mild attacks and some of us have it really bad. Is it the processed food we eat, the fast paced life we lead, the demands put on us in our daily lives both at work and home, bad life circumstances or a combination of all of the above?
The pharmaceutical companies are making a bomb from the sale of anti depressants and sleeping pills. Some Doctors and councillors tell us to share, write down or talk about our problems to release the heavy burden from our hearts, minds and body because it can be very lethal to bottle up everything. Many ignorant people however think its a cry for attention when someone tries to release their emotional pain through words written, or spoken. Truth be told, most times the ones going through this would rather suffer in silence till they slowly rot inside, completely break or bounce back like nothing ever happened all on their own because they feel no one really wants to know or care and then there is also that thing called pride and the fear of SHAME. They feel it's No point in making a fool of themselves. They know No one can really help them....only God and they themselves can change how they feel. It's easily said than done though...sometimes we lack happy hormones greatly, sometimes emotional abuse and/or damage is deep and extreme, most times a person feels like they are all alone in this world even though they are surrounded by people all the time.
Blessed are those with family and friends that genuinely care and UNDERSTAND, but many do not have this blessing. Everyone only wants to see the surface and superficialities and do not care about what's really happening on the inside. The tough survive, the weak break and then there are the ones who are borderline.... struggling and fighting to remain sane, actually appearing strong on the outside but suffering so much on the inside.
There should be more therapy groups formed to bring such people together to share and to release their mental and emotional pains. Only people who undergo the same can actually understand. Someone who listens and genuinely understands can be such great help. The bonding of these human beings on a regular basis can create and bring back a sense of worth and peace.
I am wondering if there are such groups in Malaysia and where. There are times I feel like I need to bond with such people ...people with no hidden agendas, no judgment, no gossip....just pure of heart and genuine transparency with the need to share and communicate....to feel a sense of belonging, a sense of worth and most of all...a sense of PEACE! Are you transparent and honest with yourself to admit that you are this person at times too or are you the one who is too ashamed to admit that you too have experienced this ugly disease of the 21st century? :)
By Nur Diyanah Magness