I don’t think I’ve understood or comprehended what depression means. The idea about what depression meant was changed very recently while I was on a call with one of my mentors. I’ve been trying to find answers to some of the questions that have puzzled me.
After this call, I accepted that I’ve never been through depression. I’ve been through stress, anxiety, etc. but maybe not depression. What made me write this is I’ve grown a bit sad for the state of a lot of millennials due to their mental health. I can only sympathize with them, but I cannot help them. Some roads are to be walked alone. A few weeks ago, it was the first time I realized that there is something called Prozac & its applications.
I like to think that everything is an experience – good or bad. You can learn from every mistake you’ve made & use that knowledge not to repeat the same. That mentality has always helped me absorb and grow into the person I am today.
One of my mentors warned very recently that “Div, you are not responsible for saving everyone. If you continue on this path, there will come a time when you will be the one needing help & there will be no one there for you. You’re going out there trying to help everyone. Who’s helping you?” The old man is right.
I’m sad while writing this post because I know what’s happening, but there’s not much I can do. It’s just a reality that will go on for a while until we bring a drastic change into our lives. I got overwhelmed and ended up recording myself.