This holiday hasn’t been cheerful for everyone. I have quite a few friends on the grid who have had their share of bad news, heartbreak, or just a bleak outlook with no sure answer on what next year will hold for them. For many, it’s a struggle to manage anything from day to day. Some can’t handle it. Some lose their ability to cope and disappear from our lives forever.
Depression is a devastating disease of the mind. It ravages your self-image and confidence. It depreciates your accomplishments, it makes you feel like you’re the tiniest person in the world. If you aren’t careful, it can consume you entirely. The scary thing is, someone close to you can be enduring this, putting on a front of a person who has absolutely nothing wrong, and you will be none the wiser.
It isn’t an easy answer to “just be happy”, like what some people can tell you if you’re personally going through this. It’s not like you can flip a switch, and medication isn’t always affordable (as of right now). Even with the possibility of taking a pill, some argue it isn’t the best answer. So how do you cure depression? There are different methods, but the first step is to get help.
Get help. Do not go through this alone. It can be embarrassing when your world feels like it’s falling apart, or even if you just have some nagging feeling despite your life being pretty great otherwise. Reach out to someone you trust, just to get your feelings off of your chest. If you don’t have anyone you feel you can talk to, you can always pick up the phone and talk to someone.
Have you ever been depressed? Did a friend in Second Life help you get through it? If you’ve gotten over depression, what did you find helpful for accomplishing it? Feel free to share your stories in the comments below. If you’re currently depressed, remember–reaching out is the first step to getting better.
- Dress: MIAMAI – Elapse (the flower wings are a part of this set as well.)
- Tights: MIAMAI – Ardore (Black)
- Wings: Europa – Nyxus Wings
- Hair: Alice Project – Mary
- Location: The Golden Thread Exhibit, MIAMAI