Every Thought is a Battle#Day7_of_22

And something inside me just broke. That’s the only way I could describe it.~ Ranata Suzuki

There was a time this was me. But am here now. And that is what matters.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Let’s get into some medical facts.

There are two hormones at work,

1.Adrenaline produced from the adrenal glands, it is the first hormone produced when you get frightened, and it leads to the first stage of stress.

2.Cortisol is produced when you fail to cope at the first stage.

Because adrenaline is short-acting, the cortisol circulates in the body and may result in cardiovascular diseases causing loss of weight because of its effect on cell metabolism of insulin and other factors follow.

In stage 3, when cortisol continues to circulate it will lead to exhaustion, organ failure and hence causing death.

And that is what the burden of heavy emotion will do to your body.

Depression if not treated will lead to death.

That sucide death,

The victim lost control over there thoughts, they were dead long before they died. We just didn’t see them or hear them.

Source:optimist minds.

I will go on a limb and say that as much as it is a health disorder, it is spiritual, it is also a choice.

No one around us will understand what they don’t know.

We are not mind readers like that.

The spirit reminded me this week of Isaiah 2:22

Cease to trust in [weak, frail, and dying] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [for so short a time]; in what sense can he be counted as having intrinsic worth?

Isaiah 2:22(AMP version)

If we don’t speak up our choice to stay silent will kill us.

Expectation is another killer. But that is a topic for another day.

One thing I have realised over time is we are never really alone. Our minds make us believe so. But that is not true. Unmet expectations will get us to that point.

Faith is important.

Above all our choices make us..

Choose life.

After faith, my healing has come from books. Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer saved me. If you’re struggling with those ugly thoughts you can try that. And if you want to talk it out. I will make myself available, send me an email at tikiaj52@gmail.com

It is Day 7 of the winter afro bloggers challenge and day 3 of the advocacy week. Today was mental health awareness day. Please Share like and most definitely comment, share some of your coping hacks.

Tomorrow it’s on parenting and it’s impact on perception.

Till then,

Be kind, be humble, spread love.

15 thoughts on “Every Thought is a Battle#Day7_of_22

  1. This got my attention because the last two close people I did burry were victims of “feeling of rejection”.
    Thanks for sharing this Tikia

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  2. I should share with you a book called Switch on your brain by Caroline Leaf. After reading it we shall know how God has wired us to defeat depression.

    Your blog reminded me of it thanks for sharing

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  3. There so innumerable reasons behind depression. The one that I was accustomed to was sudden change in family and academic dissatisfaction. I like to define depression as constantly feeling an emptiness rather than sadness. Sadness is still a feeling that makes it normal. In case severe depression on loses the luxury of these normal feeling. Depression and anxiety often lead to suicide.
    This is a serious problem, and there are quite a lot organisation’s helping poeple online through counseling as a form of solution. We at wordskraft have an amazing article about our comparison in corporate and personal life can make us think or worse, do the unthinkable.
    What do you guys think about causes of depression. P.s- I absolutely love those science bits.

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