A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.— Joyce Meyer
Irresistibly Help With Depression quotations
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
Don't underestimate your own strength.
To persevere. To make it through the most difficult of times. And, JUST as importantly, don't underestimate your ability to help someone ELSE during THEIR most difficult times. Sometimes all it takes is a kind word, or gesture, to help someone make it through their day.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.
There's no shame in having to fight every day, but fighting every day, and presumably, if you're still alive to hear these words or read this interview, then you are winning your war. You're here.
When life beats you down, NEVER give up.
If you're out there and need help, please seek it.
Be proud of your valiant day-to-day struggle. There is no shame in needing support.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Eating chocolates or popping pills won't reduce depression.
Instead, one must read Gita. This will help relieve the stress and depression in life. It will help in dealing with challenges of life.
The five stages - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance - are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.
It's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.
Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy.
.. With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light.
Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That's applicable to any kind of depression.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad.
Ring the bells that still can ring.
It's a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor never knowing when the light will go on.
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
If I had not been already been meditating, I would certainly have had to start.
I've treated my own depression for many years with exercise and meditation, and I've found that to be a tremendous help.
When depression or suicidal thoughts weigh heavily, the hardest thing to do is to fight. My battle weapons are the Word of God, meditation, confession, community, and worship. But each evening I take my medication with a prayer of thanksgiving that God has provided this kind of help for those of us who need it.
No pill can help me deal with the problem of not wanting to take pills;
likewise, no amount of psychotherapy alone can prevent my manias and depressions. I need both. It is an odd thing, owing life to pills, one's own quirks and tenacities, and this unique, strange, and ultimately profound relationship called psychotherapy
When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
I was on Prozac for a long time. It may have helped me out of a jam for a little bit, but people stay on it forever.
Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
I'd fallen in love with a woman but she broke up with me and I was devastated.
Six months later, I went into a suicidal depression from the break-up of the relationship, but I resolved to not do what my friends had done. And so I reached out for help.
Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.
Even with the darkest and most distressing subjects in movies there's always going to be humour not far away, just under the surface. And it does help otherwise we'd just get ourselves into a massive trough of depression if there wasn't humour just around the corner.
People see everything through a filter of them, of their own selves.
And it's like, you can't be depressed because somehow that has something to do with me. And it's like - no, it doesn't. This is my brain. This is my body. These are my emotions. It's got nothing to do with you. You don't want me to get help for whatever reason you don't want me to get help. But I'm out here, and I need to get help.
Along with some things I've seen in my own life, it showed me that depression needs to be treated in the same way that other medical conditions are. We don't necessarily think about it in the same light, but it should be taken seriously and people should get help. And we should talk about it and not be ashamed about it.
Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.
On New Year's Eve, my dear friend lost his battle with depression .
. . Though he wasn't the first friend I've lost to suicide, I sure hope he's the last. I wish I had the chance to go back and tell them what they meant to me. I wish I had the chance to beg them to seek help, to keep fighting. I wish they knew that they were surrounded by countless others who struggle on a daily basis.
The message I wanted to deliver to those battling with depression is to know that they are not the only ones, it is not easy, but you can come out of it and help someone else.
For me, books have always been a way to feel less alone while being alone.
Perhaps if I was depressed and isolated, just communicating with these authors through their sentences helped me.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
If nothing has helped you decide, go ask a child.
Children know what they need, and more surprisingly, the know what we need. Adults think. Kids respond with their feelings. They don't think about what you will think of their answer, so they just speak the truth-if you can get to them before junior high school age. At that time, they grow up, stop feeling loved, become depressed and start thinking-and what they are thinking about worries me.
Depression is something that has always figured in my life but now I'm dealing with it. I wish I'd done this years ago because it's been really helpful.
Depression is a serious problem, but drugs are not the answer.
In the long run, psychotherapy is both cheaper and more effective, even for very serious levels of depression. Physical exercise and self-help books based on CBT can also be useful, either alone or in combination with therapy. Reducing social and economic inequality would also reduce the incidence of depression.
I think the answer is we all need a little help, and the coffee's a little help with everything — social, energy, don't know what to do next, don't know how to start my day, don't know how to get through this afternoon, don't know how to stay alert. We want to do a lot of stuff; we're not in great shape. We didn't get a good night's sleep. We're a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.
The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to “help.”