Those “1 Step To Happiness” & “Instant Cures For Depression” Posts Are FUCKING BULLSHIT

I don’t have a degree in psychiatry, psychology, or the like.

But I’ve lived with a Schizoaffective person for 15 years (before I moved out to save myself), and have often talked about my own struggles with PTSD, depression, severe anxiety, self harm, at-risk behaviors and more. So, I’m weighing in…

 

Nothing gets under my skin more than when I follow the Depression tag and see those instant cure advertisements. Especially those LIST posts. *cringe*

 

Everyone’s brain chemistry is different. Experiences are different. Severity of the multitude of disease varies. Hormones differ. Causes differ. 

 

That is why there are so many different types of therapy. So many clinics that specialize on specific disorders. And so many different medications to help cope, help heal, help subdue dangerous tendencies, help gain control back to ones self, etc.

So, posting about a one size fits all just fosters false hope.

 

That is not to say I don’t appreciate posts that concentrate on an individual that is battling or has battled a mental illness and found something that helped them and want to share that information- but specifying in the post THIS HELPED ME. IT MAY HELP YOU TOO. MAYBE TRY IT.

 

That is all. Rant over.

 

xoxo

Drem


12 thoughts on “Those “1 Step To Happiness” & “Instant Cures For Depression” Posts Are FUCKING BULLSHIT

      1. Just been diagnosed with post traumatic stress, battling this awful feeling again!! its awful when people say to you, i know how you feel! no you dont because your depression is different to mine! everybodys mind is different as you clearly stated. cant all be cured with the same pill.

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      2. Yup. I have PTSD as well. It is horrendous. It is crippling. My love is with you on your path to healing. Though, I’ve been living with this so long I don’t even know if there is a true “cure”. More, it seems to me like learning to live with it. I hate living with it. Flashbacks. Nightmares. Daymares. Paralyzing anxiety. Drowning in one’s own mind. Wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

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  1. We are all individuals. Our minds are unique to ourselves – our situations are due to a unique set of circumstances.

    Sometimes we just need to be.

    Small steps on the road to recovery helped me in my times.

    Now, When I am up high and something hits the down button I just try to cushion the acceleration and the landing.

    Take care, drem. G:)

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  2. A much needed rant methinks. I’m sick of the “one size fits all” approach to everything that gets rammed down my throat day in day out. It’s ridiculous. I liken it to a form of magical thinking: “Oh, if I wish upon this blade of grass and then sneeze it over a rainbow then everything will magically work out for me.”

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    1. Have you tried that, though? That might be the one thing you need to feel cure your ailments. You get the blade of grass. I assume it needs to be green. I’ll go look for a rainbow. We got this. You are going to be OK soon.

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