There is this really weird stigma around mental affliction. People tend to go with the "rub some dirt on it and walk it off" attitude.
If you broke your arm, you would drop everything and run to the ER. Yet when someone has bi-polar, depression, some kind of addiction, etc they act like it will just go away. Your arm wouldn't heal if you ignored it. Your brain doesn't fix itself just by thinking differently. It needs to be treated.
gogidolim: no one on this forum nor yourself are equipped to treat clinical depression. it has nothing to do with "coping," having a strong will, or anything like that. If depression is getting in the way of your day-to-day life then you need to get professional help. If you have apprehensions about drugs, then see a psychologist for therapy. but please, don't try to tackle this on your own and don't turn to us for this kind of help.
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