I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.
Depression or Depressive as in Manic Depressive
The below definition for depression was taken from Wikipedia. To read more click here:
Depression, a state of low mood and aversion to activity, can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, tendencies, feelings, and sense of well-being. Symptoms of the mood disorder is marked by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase/decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping. A great deal of people also have feelings of dejection, hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies. It can either be short term or long term depending on the severity of the person’s condition. A depressed mood is a normal temporary reaction to life events, such as the loss of a loved one. It is also a symptom of some physical diseases and a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments. Depressed mood may also be a symptom of some mood disorders such as major depressive disorder or dysthymia.
Depression is a major part of my life. My mania has calmed down due to the mood stabilizer and anti-psychotic, but I am in a major state of depression. I don’t want to do anything and have to constantly push myself to get out of bed and do something. There are lots of things you can do to distract yourself though for me writing is my favorite although there are days when writing just won’t do it.
I have joined a writing group, a book club, play BINGO and hope to start coloring. I have all the supplies I just don’t have the desire. I am behind in my reading. At one point I read several books a day, now I am lucky if I finish the book for the book club and one other. I have renewed this latest one twice already and have half the book left. Not sure if they will renew it another time. I may have to return it and take it out at a different time. They are possibly going to start a book club here where I live and that will be another book to read. If I am not interested in the book it is hard to read it except in dribs and drabs.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian