” I said what I so often said, that the best way depressed people can help themselves is to help one another. Form a group, get to know one another, support one another.” Source: Dr. Dorothy Rowe.
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
They who have never been depressed think that all I have to do is just be cheerful and my mind will automatically change. It’s like telling someone to stop their diarrhea as if they have control over it. My depression took time to develop and so it will take time and work to remove. The people who are the most support are those who have been depressed themselves, they won’t tell you to snap out of it!
I best support myself when I find other people like myself and try to help them.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
SOURCE: (Copyright) Higher Thoughts for down days:365 daily thoughts and meditations for 12 step fellowships. (1999) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
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