Depression is a very real problem all over the world. It cuts across races, genders, ages, financial statuses and whatever differences you might think of. However, most forms of depressions are resolvable. The following is a list of depression quotes from people from different walks of life to elucidate this point.
Maggie Cummins from Seattle is a work-at-home mom with three kids. Her husband died in 9/11, the same month that her youngest child, Shawn, was born. She says, “For two months after Roger left us unexpectedly, I did not even know what to do. The children would tug at me and I would brush them aside. It was awfully hard on them, but I did not even know what was happening to me. What pulled me out of the horrible depression I was in was Yoga therapy. I did not actually care what they did to me, my family pushed me for the Yoga therapy, but I can now feel the difference. Roger won’t be back, but I guess I am back in this world now.”
Kurt Christensen’s depression was precipitated by the heavy loss he faced in his telecommunications industry. There was nothing he could do. A giant telecom company just swallowed the competition, including his little business, which was his sole sustenance. “After being on medication with antidepressants for more than six months, my wife and I decided to chuck it all out and take a trip to Kerala in India. We had heard about the various natural massage therapies there, which are practiced in nature resorts. We made the trip from Marlboro to Mannar and lived in the resort. Those 14 days I spent there were the best days of my life. I am a new man now and my business is already beginning to breathe again,” he says.
Usha Khanvilkar, a resident of Pune, Maharashtra, went into inexplicable depression in 2004. There was no precipitating factor here, but probably the job stress had got to her. Her older sister Asha took her to various doctors but to no avail. What eventually worked for her is termed to be a very unconventional cure – music therapy! She says, “I never would have realized our Indian ragas are so rich and rejuvenating if it wouldn’t have been for my music classes. They put me in a kind of music school where I could listen to soothing Indian classical music practically the whole day. I don’t know how it worked, but it did. I suddenly got the feeling of being liberated. Today, I am handling the same quantum of work as during my depression days, but now I am doing it with a veritable smile on my face.”
Teenage depression is not quite common, but it is seen nonetheless. Tyler McCannon, a University of Oklahoma student, found it very difficult to cope with the academic pressure and went into depression. “Sports did it for me,” Tyler says. “I took a break from my routine and played some baseball. I did not touch my books for two weeks. When I returned to them, I was much fresher and actually looking forward to study some more!”