Updated 29 Dec 2020: The US based ZOOM meetings are no longer being held.
Today was another good day for me. I was inspired. I happened to find a group of people, like me, who were sharing feelings about depression and how it is affecting their lives.. And if you are depressed, so many of us are, you might want to check into this discussion group–all centered on the Twelve Steps and recovery. We can’t do ourselves any good by living our lives in isolation away from others. Our DNA makes us seek others. We are social creatures.
A strange thing happens, when we are depressed. We want to isolate. Our energy level is nil. Our hope is no longer an option. Everything looks bleak and hopeless. We gradually end up missing in action. Our thinking, feelings, motivation, psychosocial life and behaviors each and everyone becomes a symptom of our sadness. Together they become a syndrome. Many symptoms together form a cyclical interconnectedness, which being of a negative nature, can cause our whole being to spiral downward and stay helpless.
This group today, Depressed Anonymous were sharing positives as well as negatives about their individual lives. And by doing so, found others like themselves who were feeling animated and energized by sharing parts of their life story with others. It’s a freeing moment. This is what makes it work. Members of this fellowship found themselves a home. It’s secure and stable home base, giving each of us courage to tell our stories, These good people are doing good things for themselves and the fellow members of this peer led group.
If you are wondering where to find this group, the same one that I attended today, sign in at https://join.skype.com at 12:30 pm CST and or 1:30 EST. A member of the fellowship will invite you in to be part of the group. This group meets everyday of the week. No fees or dues. All one needs is that desire to stop saddening themselves. Simple enough!
If you have questions you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope that you will be a good person doing good things for those who are still suffering from depression. We need each other. We are no longer alone.