The Mental Health Award winner Dorothy Rowe Ph.D., tells us
” 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. ”
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
Some folks think that all I have to do is just be cheerful and my mood will automatically change. Wrong. It’s like telling someone to stop their diarrhea as if they had any 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 and help them. Look for a Depressed Anonymous Group in your community.
God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS? Please write out your comments here if you like.
SOURCE: Copyright (c) Higher Thoughts for Down days. 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 step groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Page 201.