You are your own cure of depression
As I read this article (Under pressure, November 13), I immediately got reminiscent of myself last year of when I had sleepless nights, sitting by my desk, and staring out my window while listing the consequences of what would happen if I jumped out of it.
Struck by a string of family issues, I was on the verge of depression back then, but all my friends, and some who have studied psychology, helped me get back on my feet. I was lucky, but I am fully aware that many more people out there are suffering the pain just like I did and haven’t found a solution yet.
The figure of people suffering from depression provided in the article was worrying. But sometimes it is we who must gather all the strength to stand up again.
I think the first step to regaining your strength is to let go of all your ambition and desires and make peace with yourself, whatever you have messed up or been through.
As I’ve learned, you are your own origin of power and strength to tackle all the problems in life.
However, just as it is mentioned in the article, depression, once diagnosed, is beyond emotional control and demands medical assistance. But even in the healing process, you are your own cure.
Janice Jiang, by email