Wisdom Wednesday. Depression. Pt 5
Sustained “recovery” of depression can’t be reached without long term counselling (IMO), medication and support and that is a concise reasoning as to why so many people struggle to get out of depressions death lock grip. Good prolonged counselling is expensive (average $180/hour session) and most people can’t afford this even though it is, without a doubt, an investment worth every cent if you get someone that works for you, you’re willing to work hard and you make it clear you want to be proactive (make and achieve goals). I say that because many private therapists think you’re just there to talk shit rather than self help.
Mental health facilities are so overrun they will try and turn people away as much as possible. The mental health system is not good enough. Not for depression, not for eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety, psychosis or any mental illness. Society, for the most part, doesn’t understand that and many people that don’t suffer mental illness don’t understand the simplest parts of it. If you don’t have mental illness please educate yourself. If you do have mental illness educate yourself more. Talk to people that have mental illness, talk to those that don’t, figure out the whole picture but understand you can never know it all. I don’t. And these posts are not an entire picture so don’t let my words do that but rather add to it. Please dm me regarding any of this if you wanna chat, enlighten me, ask questions, whatever. Many people have and there is no shame in that, learning and educating oneself is a respectful thing to do. Thanks for reading.