February 5

“…DRINKIN’ FROM A DIXIE…” Of Depression and Reaching Out

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Philippians 4 : 8 NIV

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GOOD MORNING Y’ALL!

THE FIRST SIP…

“…something very common but a lot of us seem to simply brush off.”

Today, I feel like talking about something very common but a lot of us seem to simply brush off.

I’m speaking about DEPRESSION…

Yep, Depression is an all too common occurrence that not everyone acknowledges as REAL. It, when left unchecked could become a psychological disease which could lead to a very tragic ending.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

  • Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

  • Fatigue

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness

  • Pessimism and hopelessness

  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much

  • Irritability

  • Restlessness

  • Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex

  • Overeating, or appetite loss

  • Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away

  • Digestive problems that don’t get better, even with treatment

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

These are just a few Symptoms of Depression. But if you do notice yourself or someone drinking more than the usual, you or they might be having more than (the typical kind of) stress. Or worse, you or they start “experimenting” with controlled substances.

THE LAST DROP…

“…it may be the best time as any to reach out and touch somebody’s hand TODAY.”

If and when you do start to experience some changes in you that is out-of-the-ordinary, you may want to visit a trusted friend or family member. If you aren’t too comfortable with that, you may want to speak with your Pastor or Reverend. Or, you may want to seek “more” professional help for assistance.

Depression is a very serious matter. If you or anyone you know seems to be acting strangely or is showing some of the Signs indicated above, methinks it is time to reach out. Who knows, it may be the best time as any to reach out and touch somebody’s hand TODAY.

You have just been “… DRINKIN’ FROM A DIXIE…”

May y’all be Safe and Well and…

“MAY THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS US ALL AND SET US FREE!”


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