Positive Thinking

Invisible

I never had an “invisible friend” when I was a child.

At the beginning of my teenage years though I developed an “invisible enemy” and to this day I still have it. Just like an invisible friend, my invisible enemy follows me around, is always there and even when I think it has  gone it pops up to surprise me.

I vision my enemy as this dark, misty creature that likes to hang onto my shoulders, putting tremendous pressure onto my body and at times the pressure has forced me to my knees.

I have thought a lot about how to describe my depression and for me personally that’s the best way.

Its been a long, painful, never-ending road but finally the weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The first mile was to accept that I may always have this misty creature in my life. The trick is to work out how to live alongside it and it can be done, trust me.

Depression is an invisible illness, which can make it extremely difficult to talk about and even more difficult for others to understand. That being said, talking is the key! Talking about how you feel is one of the biggest steps in the road to recovery.

Another is time, taking each day as it comes. With all the will in the world depression will not just go away over night.

Be patient with yourself, ride the emotions and trust that it will get easier.

33 thoughts on “Invisible

  1. Patience! Yes!
    Depression sucks!
    Find the positive in every day. Some days are harder than others. It’s ok if you have an off day. What’s important! Keep on trying! Ask for help ! ( my biggest flaw.)

    Go you!

    Excellent share!
    We are not alone in our fight for the sun! ☀️

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  2. You are so brave. It can be scary revealing anything people do not understand. It can also be wearing when well-meaning friends give you advice that does not apply.

    Constant depression is often partly brain chemistry. Antidepressants have come a long way since their inception decades ago. Also many places have groups that meet to deal with depression themselves.

    Your family physician can help with blood tests for endorphin levels, and prescriptions for the best type of medicines to try. Do not be discouraged if the first medicine you try does not suit you. It took me years to find what works best for me. It does not interfere in my work or home life at all

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  3. My daughter suffers with anxiety and depression, so I can relate to a lot of this through my experience with her. I think you’re absolutely right about it being invisible – and so many people suffering hide it too.

    Just discovered your blog, and love what I have read so far. Following immediately 🙂

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  4. It’s good that you talk about it. Depression doesn’t have to be invisible. It’s encouraging when those who live with it share their experiences, thoughts, feelings, etc,. Keep talking, blogging and sharing. It helps. And I really like the title of your blog. Yes, life can be beautiful.

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  5. Your Blog Post reminds me of a great movie on mental illness made in Australia, called “The Babadook” it is an intense look at what a person undergoing depression or psychotic break under depression might be going through. I recommend watching if you haven’t already. Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  6. An informative and helpful article. Talking about feeling depressed and having the need to discuss it openly is somewhat akin to being an alcoholic who experiences the emotional release of telling fellow alcoholics about their personal struggles.

    There should be more such emotional support groups to help and encourage family members and friends who are caring for someone dealing with deep seated depression.

    I applaud you for both your candor and positive messages you offer your readers.

    Thank you. 🙂

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  7. Hi Heather!
    I love the positiveness of your site. Thank you for the like and Welcome to DailyBiblePrayer! I pray these daily prayers will encourage you to pray every day and deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ. May God continue to give you a sense of peace and beauty in your life and encourage you even when things don’t go smoothly.
    At the end of each prayer is the scripture it is based on. Click on the scripture and it will take you there to read for yourself and hear what God has to say to you personally. I pray each day you will also hear more from God.
    God bless your week!
    Laura

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  8. That invisible enemy has followed me through most of my life but through much therapy, meditation and spiritual work, I have been able to identify and deal with that nasty cloud. Depression is such a horrible disease but the most powerful thing to remember is, “Do not give up. ” I found my light at the end of the tunnel and I am thrilled to see that you are naming this terrible ghost and bringing it to the light.

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