"My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell. No one else could possibly feeling what I was. I hated my depression and all of its symptoms." - Susan Polis Schutz
How do I deal with someone who has depression?
People who battle Anxiety Disorder and Clinical Depression often feel alone, misunderstood, and unable to cope. There is hope and help. But those of us who live alongside sufferers of CD need to understand that there are good ways and bad ways to relate to them.
Signs to lookout for if you think you or someone you love may be battling Clinical Depression:
If you think you or your loved one may qualify as having Clinical Depression:
If you have a relationship with someone who battles Clinical Depression, keep the following things in mind:
Here are some resources for important information on depression:
"Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me." - J.K. Rowling
How do you finish what you start?
You'll find a change of pace from the normal format as I attempt to mold the podcast into something that is authentic and personal, but also useful for you in your own "one mile at a time" journey. As an artist, I spent years struggling to maintain focus so that my projects might be completed. And for the longest time, they never were. Not, that is, until one night when my boasting about a play I was writing backfired on me and I was forced to admit to a friend and myself, that all I had was an idea. From that night on, a dedication to focus has changed my life and projects are being completed. Here's the story of that night and the mental devices I've developed to keep me moving forward.
"It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure." - Ernie Harwell
How do you say goodbye?
After a year, a podcast I host with Toni King, CUE ONE GO - The Theatre Show, has come to an end. It's bitter-sweet, but there are good things over the horizon. I have decided to get into the VLOG game as I give my twice weekly blog all around availability through the written word, audio, and now video. And "Dutchy" is not just the name our local theatre has given an awards ceremony. There is an interesting historical aspect to Dutchy; just who he is and why he was resurrected a century after his demise.
"A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way, you don't stay." - Arthur Miller
What's next for me?
This was a week that saw nearly everyone in my family falling ill. I'll talk about what all happened. I completed my second script for the stage; a play called, Friends Like You. And since I've been laser-focused on my script, I need to focus on something new now that it's finished. What should I do now?
"Deciding what NOT to do is as important as deciding what to do." - Steve Jobs
How can I focus better?
Resolutions, to me, are hollow and cliche. I want to tackle 2016 with sharper focus and real change. That means saying "no" to some things and being the type of person that makers a difference. I have a vision for this podcast going forward and some advice for being a world changer this coming year.
Visit the website: www.roadnoisepodcast.com