Depression, Dreams, and Destiny.
Ever feel like one of these plastic figurines you beat down at the Mack-A-Mole game at Chuck E Cheese? Ever feel like the "game" is you getting your head beat in by everyone around you?
Like life is rigged to keep you down. Like there's a plan to keep you away from your dreams
Let's have an edgy conversation about that.
If you haven't felt that way yet (like you get smacked around no matter what you do), hold on to this article because chances are you are headed to a collision with reality.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, right now more than 33 million Americans are depressed.
Not just discouraged, frustrated, or struggling with setbacks. Clinically depressed...
It's a Serious Situation.
Psychologists tell us that 1 out of 3 women are depressed at any one time. That it's about 1 out of 5 for men.
More then 80% of depressed people never get help -- at all, ever. And it's no wonder -- 54% of people asked, considered depression a personal weakness rather than a medical condition.
All-in-all, more than a million people (about 15% of depressed people) will take their own life this year. And what's staggering -- as many as 50 million people will make an unsuccessful attempt at doing so.
It's estimated that by 2020, depression will be the second largest killer after heart disease -- more than cancer, AIDS, and diabetes combined.
So What To Do.
It's that simple. You are fighting for your future. For your dreams.
- Find opportunities to help others -- Kindness mends wounds. Yours and the person you are helping. Go looking to encourage someone else and you will find your soul nurtured.
- Surround yourself with positive people -- Put yourself in a place where you can be inspired. Stop carrying the team and surround yourself with people you raise you up.
- Get medical help -- Invest in a psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist. You can't fix yourself. You didn't break yourself in the first place, so you don't know how to put all the pieces back in place. Get a pro on your team.
Your senses tell you to wallow in pity and sulk and pout. Like hypothermia, your body and instincts go numb. You have to take action.
The "Edgy" Truth.
We all get depressed at times. Don't deny it. You've been there. So have I.
Your dream needs you. You future needs you.
Are you willing to fight another time?
"The choice to persevere in spite of overwhelming obstacles is the single biggest factor in achieving success..."