An introduction to a topic I really want to write about, this topic is depression and it will be from an angle of observation in my professional and personal life. l shall write a weekly post. We assume that in the family setting we can and should be open and honest about our lives and worries. However, it is not always easy, the person going through depression is either telling us or not of a problem in a way we can comprehend or recognise. In my experience, through observation, our everyday caring patterns can be used to recognise the beginning of a shift or that something has shifted in their mindset, in their persona.
Whether the person is under going treatment by a psychiatrist, having counselling or neither but relying on the love and care of family and friends, little acts of kindness specifically go a long way to helping recovery. You might be thinking, but the source of each person’s depression is different, just remember, love and kindness make a big difference to all of us. We probably won’t like to do this but out of love we must.
Lesson One:- Using meal times to communicate and reaffirming you care. Never forget to greet, for example, saying “Good morning, how are you? I have your breakfast. I pray you feel better today. and I am here to listen ” makes a lot of difference even though you might not see it straight away.
Even if you are not allowed inside the room or the person is not getting out of bed at the usual times, leave the tray of food by the door.
Copyright: Susanna Dziworshie
Don’t be overcome by day to day stress
Scripture says “there is nothing new under the sun”
Talk to someone don’t keep it bottled up.
It does help to open up.
Greatly anticipate the joy of a newborn,
The family increases, ties are bonded,
Echoes of joyful youthful sounds,
Create laughter amid the tears,
That come with disagreements.
Greately steer them into adulthood,
The family looks up to them,
Rashness of teenage voices
Calmed by listening ears,
Brings wisdom that stands like monuments.
By Susanna Dziworshie
Place it with care
Respect that hard work earned it,
Understanding and appreciation
Don’t assume it will come easy,
Every day is full of surprises,
No matter how prepared you are,
To save for a rainy day.
There are many a good time to pause.
Have you ever climbed a hill?
And just before you get to the crest,
There are many a good time to pause,
Have you ever had someone ranting for no reason?
And just before you answer back,
The health of a nation is so vital for many reasons, in this case I am referring to the human physical and mental health. It is the type of structure or model that has been set up which should allows access by all the inhabitants and anyone in need of care whether they have symptoms or not.
The public sector health services have been thus organised to cope with this. However financial constraints or should I say prioritisation is causing deficiencies in the system therefore giving rise to debates and discussions as to how to solve this problem..Symptom