It seems so obvious that those lost in depression should talk about their problems that it can be quite a shock to understand that this is not the case for most lost in a serious depression.
Listen to this Fourth Audio of the “Depression Help” series and you can also read the accompanying blog posting.
Listen/Download to my audio: Talking is the last thing for depression recovery
Read my Depression Help Blog post: Talking is the last thing for depression recovery
1: Three stage programme
Audio 2: More than Depression Tips
Audio 3: Two Suggestions
Audio 4: Talking is last thing
Audio 5: Vicious and Virtuous
Audio 6: Depression like a Twisted Ankle
Audio 7: Ignorance of Depression
Audio 8: How do you feel?
Audio 9: Timelines and Life Stories
Audio 10 : Ask the right questions
Audio 11: Three reframes
Audio 12: Is each depression unique?
Audio 13: Drowning in Depression
If you are full to bursting, then it makes sense to let it all out. Who could argue with that. Well no. Talking is the last thing depressed people should do.
Depression people are trapped in their thoughts and emotions and quite naturally they want to unload to any who might listen. But this will only give short-term relief and could in fact just feed the rumination as fuel feeds a flame. Yes there will be real problems to sort out – but before even attempting to sort them out, your head needs to be in a much better shape.