Depression however minor it may be is a serious issue to mankind. It is very important to have the right support system when an individual is depressing. Family and friends can help by sharing the responsibilities by reaching out when an individual is going through a rough phase. Noticing the symptoms and reaching out in whatever way possible would truly benefit the individual struggling with his/her emotions. In addition, the individual should be honest to notice and admit that he/she has a tendency to depress and take positive steps towards self-help. One of the major step that can be taken is balancing Mind-Body-Spirit and in extreme/clinical cases medical help in combination to Complementary and Alternative Medicine such as Reiki, meditation,
Robin Williams made many people laugh and he will continue to do so. Two days ago I saw Robin Williams on TV and I did a double take as I felt something was amiss… today listening to the news breaks my heart… could I have saved him? How is it that people around him did not notice his cry for help? What precautions could he have taken not to succumb to his depression? These questions are difficult to answer…
Today, let us make a conscious decision to reach out to those whom we feel/think needs a double take… listening to your intuition will be a gift for those battling with depression. Reach out in whatever way you can…. Knowing that you at least tried will be a peaceful blessing for your soul.
Link for basic information on symptoms of depression:
Link for holistic/alternative remedies for depression (WebMD, 2014)
Caroline Fernandes is a holistic integrative psychotherapist & a wellness life coach.