Life. While more beautiful than words can describe, is also messy and painful at times. “Life’s beauty is inseparable from its fragility” ~ Susan David, PhD (@susandavid_phd)
We live our lives on a knife’s edge; our delicate internal biome and mental climates hanging in the balance, being but one moment away from a life-altering revelation or tragedy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that depression is the single leading cause of disability globally, exceeding both cancer and heart disease. Yet, no one wants to talk about it.
Well, I’m here to say, let’s stop suffering in silence. There are different degrees of depression, from feeling glum to soul-crushing sadness & it’s important to recognize that whether it lasts an hour or a decade, depression is serious.
In general, our society feels uncomfortable talking about strong emotions such as these because we simply aren’t taught how.
We learn about polynomials, but we aren’t taught how to sit with emotion, be it others’ or our own.
We learn about historical literature but not about long term financial planning.
While our ineptness at these, and other, important skills is not our FAULT, it is our RESPONSIBILITY to learn.
I invite you to join me; let’s learn and grow together.
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