I just realized that I made quite a few videos recently about my depression. More than usual, at least. Let me talk about this, if you will.
The first video is i’m still depressed (click on the title to see the video).
This was a more serious venture, and I talk about it at the end of the video. There are lots of people and sites who will tell a depressed person how to get rid of their depression. For a person with seasonal or temporary depression, that might work. However, for a person with severe or clinical depression (like me) it can be perceived as annoying or even dangerous. There are ways to keep depression at bay, and there are ways to better your depressional episodes. But my point to this was that sometimes those depressional episodes will just need to be rode through. It’s like an ocean, and you just need to ride the waves until you reach calmer waters. And that’s okay.
The second video is Getting Ready for a Breakdown
This was a comedic sketch about those depressional episodes. Sometimes they just happen. And, if you’re lucky or observant or used to it, you can be able to tell when it’s about to happen. If that’s the case, you can prepare for it. It’s a bad idea, in my opinion, to try to fix the situation or force it down if you know the breakdown is coming. Let yourself feel the emotions you need to feel. Let your body have that moment.
And the third video is Do I Love Myself? (which I realized that I don’t have published quite yet, but I will link it when it is published)
At the surface, this isn’t about depression. However, as I filmed this, I noticed a lot of my discussion going back to depression. Half of this video is in sarcastic humor, and the other half is true messages I feel needs to be shared. It’s important to love yourself, and those with severe depression have a hard time of doing that. So, this video plays on that.
These videos were definitely in the moment of stuff happening in my life right now (that I can’t share quite yet, unfortunately).
Take care of yourself, recognize your emotions and what your body is telling you, and do your best.
That’s what I hope for me and you.