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Questions in Our Minds

Updated on April 3, 2020
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Rdsparrowriter is a Sri Lankan Poetess written story books in poetry form. She's passionate and writes from heart covering subjects.

Introduction

Last month I was a little bored at home and in order to spend some quality time helping someone, I ended up answering some questions that people have asked. I was so amazed to find out that there are so many people experiencing depression and I kept receiving questions based on depression . Some of my thoughts are here.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 4:6-7

29/02/2020

Deeper the thoughts, louder the voices in your head

Evading people, spending time on bed

Paused life, time seems longer than breath

Restless heart wanting to embrace death

Ending the wretched pain seems to be the only way

Stressful sleepless nights wanting a restful day

Sinking and struggling, suffocating and fighting

In an overwhelming emotional life's juggling

On going battle between sadness and gladness

Nothing matters to a depressive heart hidden in loneliness.



If one has a grateful heart, self acceptance and how much of a blessing you are to another person, I think even if one occasionally feels sadness, probably won't feel overloaded or overwhelmed with sadness :)

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

— Jeremiah 29:11

Questions

1. What can family members do to help someone with depression if they will not seek medical help?

Be a listener, an encourager and a cheerleader. Don't keep the depressed person isolated for too long. Give chores or keep them occupied. Pray and praise God. Meditate on the book of Psalms :) Let that person know that he/she is a blessing and an assert to the family. If possible take to a therapist or doctor incase depression is due to a chemical imbalance.


2. Why do people become uncomfortable when talking about depression?

Guilt, shame, insecurity, anger, fear of rejection and being vulnerable. It is better that the depression being addressed and help the ones who feel depressed to overcome those above things.


3. Why do depressed people gravitate towards depressed people?

Everyone is depressed over something. I was surprised when I went for counseling, a lady said although she helps other people by listening and giving advice, after hearing all the sadness, she too feel depressed. So she write all the thoughts and health issues of her clients in a book. Get the load off of her inner being and she feels much better. For me also writing helps more than talking :) I think helping another feels much better and happiness to the heart.


4. How did you deal with depression? What made you depressed in the first place?

I didn't know that I was having clinical depression due to a chemical imbalance up until I was twenty three . Being an introvert and the death of my father when I was eleven years I was going through overwhelmed sadness. I had counseling, medicine and knowing that I'm special and valuable to Jesus Christ, my family and friends greatly helped :)


5. Why do some people experience seasonal effective disorder in seasons outside of winter? Shouldn't the warmer times of the year make them less anxious and depressed?

I don't know much about seasonal effect on a person. As far as I know, during cold season, people tend to be lethargic and unproductive. Likes to be in warm areas. However, in day today life, most of the people are anxious about what they need to eat, what to wear, making a good impression, salary, whether they would meet their necessacities during the day, week or monthly. Facing before an examination, after the examination, when the results are out. In an interview, dating….etc. some are having social anxiety. Even perfectionist tend to experience lot of anxiety and the failure to meet the desired result could end up in depression. I hope this help…

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Depressed people in the Bible

  1. Prophet Elijah - After killing false prophets he was afraid of a woman named Jezebel's threat that he wished God would take his life. When fear comes into life need to take a good rest and Papa God would give you the strength to go back to Him. Elijah ate what the angel gave him and ran to Papa God's meeting place on a mountain. -1 Kings 19
  2. King David - David's sons deaths affected him so much. Then knowing that he was hated and sought to be killed by his best friend's father King Saul. - Psalms 38:4
  3. Job was sick and the death of his children. - Job 3:11

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

— Deuteronomy 31:6

To Fight 02/04/2020

Let not your heart be gripped by fear
Allow Papa God to hold you dear
Let not your mind be filled with anxiety
Just rest in Papa God's love and be embraced by Him

To fight your invisible, visible enemies
To fight even the enemy within
Hold onto Papa God's creation power
Have faith in Papa God's healing power.

He is willing to heal you
He is willing to protect you
He is willing to be with you
Just believe, believe in Jesus Christ.

Have faith like a mustard seed
Be covered in Christ's blood as you seek
Your prayer of faith covers the unbelief
Keeping one another safe and healthy

You are isolated to spend time with Papa God
Are you willing to spend time with Him?
Are you willing to grow in Him?
Be willing, believe in His resurrected power!

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© 2020 Rochelle Ann De Zoysa

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    • bhattuc profile image

      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      12 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Interesting and inspiring.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      12 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      I appreciate your visit Lady Dora. These are the first questions I answered in Quora. Since then I've been receiving requests about depression. My knowledge is limited. I wish I could help them all. I feel encouraged by your comment. Thank you, stay safe and healthy :) God bless you!

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      Dora Weithers 

      12 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this issue which affects so many at different levels. Your counsel is encouraging.

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      12 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Thank you Liz for letting me know :) Stay safe :)

    • rdsparrowriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      12 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Thank you Sir Billy for letting me know :) Appreciate it :) Stay safe :)

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      You have included a lot of inspirational quotes in this article. There's plenty of food for thought here.

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      Bill Holland 

      12 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Articles like this one are important. It is vital that people talk about things like depression. It takes the mystery away and lessens the shame some carry. Well done young lady. This is an important message.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      12 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Appreciate your kind words Lady Lorna! God bless you ! Stay safe and healthy :)

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      12 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Thank you for the encouraging words Manatita :) My heart feels glad by your words :) God bless you! Hope you are safe and healthy :)

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      Lorna Lamon 

      12 months ago

      A wonderful article Rochelle filled with beautiful poems and thoughtful advice regarding the questions on depression. Your faith shines through in the lines of your last poem. Lovely writing.

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! As a devout follower of our Lord, this is a very significant way of serving. Serve, serve, serve ... never be tired of serving. God bless your noble Spirit.

      Nice acrostic poem and very cute video.

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