You are your own cure of de­pres­sion

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

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

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