I know that I’m in no way authorized or rightful to write or talk about this certain topic, as I’ve never experience and knew no one who had experience this psychological melancholy that they call depression. But I do feel the need to do something and help raise people’s awareness regarding this topic.
Recently, depression is one of the most talked about issue in the Philippines. From a very well-known personality’s opinion about it, continuing to the world mental health day and it’s saddening that because of this, lives are being taken away from their love ones.
As what I’ve written earlier, I personally have no 1st or 2nd hand experience about this issue. I grew up to be a happy-go-lucky, go with the flow, enjoy life person. I mean I do overthink occasionally, but over the time I tend to forget about my problems and move on, though I remember posting here about my frustrations in life but yeah I do tend to not think about it anymore after expressing/writing about it — one of the reasons why I write –.
So even though I’m inexperienced I do hope that you’ll take this blog post seriously since mental health is not something to be taken lightly. Though I may sound ignorant with whatever I’m going to write in here, I hope that I may be of help to someone — who happens to stumble upon and read this post — that’s experiencing depression.
I won’t talk about how you can overcome it, since I myself wouldn’t know how. But I just wanted to be here for someone who feels or believe that no one will ever listen to them, or no one cares or that they don’t matter because someone will listen, someone will care and you matter. It might sound cliché but it’s true.
I’m posting this to support and that hopefully I can be of help with the little things that I can do. To let you know that someone out there is willing to lend their hands (and ears), willing to listen and someone who cares. The world is huge, You will be able to find someone who is zealous to be your anchor. They may be near or far from you physically but they care so please do not shut yourself off of people who are willing to be there for you.
Life is beautiful. Remember the joy, the good things. Your favorite things, your favorite books, scent, your favorite person. Isn’t it wonderful? I know you might feel that dying would be the best solution since you already feel dead inside but I want to tell you that there are a lot of great things out there that will make you feel and love living.
I will list down songs in here and if you ever feel down, left out, alone and unloved. Please listen to these songs, close your eyes and let the lyrics speak to you.
1. Life is beautiful – The Afters
2. The Words I would say – Sidewalk Prophets
3. By your side – Tenth Avenue North
4. You are loved (Don’t give up) – Josh Groban
5. Blessings – Laura Story
6. Gold – Britt Nicole
9. Shadowfeet – Brooke Fraser
10. Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
11. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
12. Life is worth living – Justin Bieber
And if you ever need someone to talk to, the Philippines has a “Depression and Suicide Prevention” hotline that you can call 24/7.
If you’re not from the Philippines, HERE is a list of suicide hotlines worldwide.
You can also contact me here and on Twitter if you ever need someone to talk to. I’m willing to listen and a lot of people are too.
Be strong. Love yourself. You are precious, You are loved. You are saved.
Life is worth living and worth fighting for. You are are stronger than depression. Overcome it!