Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Feeling gloomy and depressed? You are not alone!


Today is October 10 and I hear it is world mental health day!

I saw this inspiring and empowering video and want to share :-). In a nutshell I call it "dealing with your black dog!" 

Trust me, we all have it- well, most of us at every stage of our life face one form of depression or the other. What matters is how we deal with it!

Video: I had a black dog, his name was depression
Please watch and share!!


"At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".

For more information on World Mental Health Day, please visit:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_mental_health_day/en/index..."

One liberating poem from my teenage years:

Introduction 
Every morning when I wake up,
I crawl lazily to the mirror
and stare blindly at what I see.

A familiar face stare back at me.

Who am I?
a teenager in the body of a septuagenarian?
the answer eludes my frailty.

Tears well up in my eyes,
ready to flush down my chubby cheeks.
I am too tired to move on today.

Permit me to crawl to the pages of my diary.
and introduce me to myself, 
for I am more than what I have become. 

(c) Jennifer Ehidiamen

Stay mentally healthy people! Don't worry. Eat well. Laugh out loud. Love freely. Be comfortable in your skin. Be childlike. Hug tightly. Be content. Be content. Be content. Don't live by another man's wrist-watch. Embrace God! Be liberated! Be authentic. Be YOU! 
Happy World Mental Health Day!!

Please pass it on :-)


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