- Mental Health
Healing through words.
Learning to cope
We all have our own vices, and ways of coping with depression. Some people choose therapists, and medication, (prescribed by a doctor.) Others find it quite therapeutic to write down their feelings, choosing their paper and pen as their therapists, and medication. I am one of those people who chose the pen over the pill.
I used to be on depression medication, they had me on so much medicine as a kid, I was starting to believe I was their guinea pig. I hated that they made me feel somewhat like a numb, intoxicated zombie, half the time I felt like I was living in a nightmare, I never want to feel like that again. In my opinion, some of the medicines on the market today, can actually make your depression much worse. Plus if you don't really need them to begin with, they can really mess up your whole nervous system, it is somewhat of a reverse reaction. Besides, if you're a really self-expressive person, then taking a pill that makes it to where you can't even think clear, is not going to do you very much good.
Since I have started writing again, I realized what a good outlet it has become, for helping me to cope with my depression. The main reason I felt depressed to begin with is because I always kept stuff bottled up inside all the time, instead of letting it out. Writing helped me pour it all out. I used my pen and paper as a tool for holding everything that was bugging me.
You can put down everything you have ever wanted to say, to anyone who has ever caused you pain or stress in your life. You would be amazed at how wonderful, it can make you feel, it's such a great release. Doing this along with a good nutritious diet, and exercise is how I have been winning my battle with depression.
I am not suggesting people should stop taking their medications, that they are currently prescribed by their physician. After all that would be crazy, I'm not a doctor. Certain depression medications, do actually work for some people, everyone has different brains, and bodies, so people have different reactions to different things. Writing has made me feel so free, I never found piece through taking medication, just numbness. I love my long lost vice, and I will write until I can't write anymore.
***** I AM NOT A DOCTOR, NEVER TAKE YOURSELF OFF ANY MEDICATION*****
***** TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR, BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CURRENT ROUTINE********