Black dog/ depression

Topics pertaining to healthy bodies and minds can be examined here.

Black dog/ depression

Postby Tomsk » 14 Feb 2015, 15:20

What's the best way to combat it please? :think:
Tomsk
Top Level Poster
Top Level Poster
 
Posts: 31896
Joined: 26 May 2010, 20:35

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Ice.Maiden » 14 Feb 2015, 16:21

What's black dog, T? Depression itself?

Depression attacks people in varying degrees. There's just "feeling down", which most people get now and again, but depression itself can become a serious illness unless it's treated. It depends on what's caused it and how long the depressive feelings go on for.
User avatar
Ice.Maiden
Golden Poster
Golden Poster
 
Posts: 70045
Joined: 14 Aug 2009, 23:31
Location: Peak District

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Tomsk » 14 Feb 2015, 17:39

Tomsk
Top Level Poster
Top Level Poster
 
Posts: 31896
Joined: 26 May 2010, 20:35

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Tomsk » 14 Feb 2015, 17:47

Fortunately I'm ok but I work with people who suffer from it...
And it can affect anyone..
Tomsk
Top Level Poster
Top Level Poster
 
Posts: 31896
Joined: 26 May 2010, 20:35

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Ice.Maiden » 14 Feb 2015, 18:03

I see. Thanks for that. I'd never heard of the organisation, but people need to be understood and to have somewhere that they can go to, or someone they can talk to, to ease their troubled minds.

Not including bi-polar disorder, severe depression can take a long time to go. Sometimes medication helps, but there's a need for trained personnel to listen and to treat the sufferers kindly. It's a terrible illness for those who suffer with it, and they feel isolated.
User avatar
Ice.Maiden
Golden Poster
Golden Poster
 
Posts: 70045
Joined: 14 Aug 2009, 23:31
Location: Peak District

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Tomsk » 14 Feb 2015, 19:29

Churchill suffered with it ..
Painting helped him keep it at bay..
Tomsk
Top Level Poster
Top Level Poster
 
Posts: 31896
Joined: 26 May 2010, 20:35

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Ice.Maiden » 14 Feb 2015, 20:21

I think that'd be helpful. His feelings probably came out in his art.
User avatar
Ice.Maiden
Golden Poster
Golden Poster
 
Posts: 70045
Joined: 14 Aug 2009, 23:31
Location: Peak District

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Tomsk » 15 Feb 2015, 19:51

It keeps the mind stimulated..
Tomsk
Top Level Poster
Top Level Poster
 
Posts: 31896
Joined: 26 May 2010, 20:35

Re: Black dog/ depression

Postby Ice.Maiden » 16 Feb 2015, 16:25

Yes, I think sufferers have to try and channel the negativity into something good, but it's not always easy for them to do.
User avatar
Ice.Maiden
Golden Poster
Golden Poster
 
Posts: 70045
Joined: 14 Aug 2009, 23:31
Location: Peak District


Return to Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron