Love Strikes Back at Depression- With Little Acts of Kindness and a Prayer

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

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Ecclesiastes 1:9

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.

The family journey

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

(Copyright 2017)

News Flash: It Ain’t About Them

I hope you enjoy this reblog from Mariane@the side of the road.

along the side of the road

I would like to pass along a riveting piece of advice an dear elder of mine in AA shared with me some years ago.  She didn’t share it nicely but she did share it with love and good intention.  The love was to propel me to be honest with myself and the intention was to shatter a false reality I had lived with most of my life.  Her missions were accomplished and then some.  I have never looked at the type of thoughts and behaviours in question the same since then, and have been able to change many of my actions around them because of her.  For that, I remain forever grateful.

News Flash:   People Pleasing Isn’t About Them – It’s About You

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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