As a Depression Optimist, one of my tasks is to work ceaselessly to take away the terrible fear that depression induces – a fear borne out of ignorance and a fear that is unjustified if you know what a depression is and how it takes hold.
You can listen here to the first Audio of the "What is Depression" series and also read the accompanying blog posting.
Listen/Download to my audio: 3 Steps to understanding how Depression takes hold
Read my Depression Help Blog post: 3 Steps to understanding how Depression takes hold
1: How Depression takes hold
Audio 2: Waking Up Exhausted
Audio 3: Twisted Ankle Fairy Story
Audio 4: Dreaming and Depression
Audio 5: Water Hose Metaphor
Audio 6: From Dreaming to Depression
Audio 7: Finding Trauma
Audio 8: What is mental illness?
Audio 9: Clearing Trauma
Audio 10: Examples of Rewind
Audio 11: Lacking Self Confidence
Audio 12: Flood metaphor for Depression
Audio 13: Sleep differences – Depression & Anxiety
How then does depression take hold – according to the Human Givens approach and as I have experienced it from the many that have come to me seriously depressed and out of hope? It is all about useless worrying as depression is a brain that is absolutely exhausted, by worrying incessantly and without any result or resolution.
Here are the three steps on the road to Depression taking hold: