Overcoming Financial Depression

What is depression? I will attempt to give you both the clinical definition as well as the spiritual one. For the sake of the argument, I will give you a third understanding of the same word. First off the definition of the word "depression" means: "feelings of severe despondency and dejection." (Google) This is the emotions that began to kick p or fire from our brains that make us feel disconnected from life and/or people and starts to feed into the fear of rejection. It becomes a roller coaster ride of feelings and emotions that are feeding off of each other causing a swinging back and forth and up and down mood swings.

Now let me tell you what I know about the clinical side of depression and please take this with a grain of salt because I am not a medical professional nor do I claim to be one. Nor do I claim that my opinion on the subject matter has the ability to help you with your depressed state. Always if you are suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned in this article please seek professional help.

As a Police Officer, I have seen people in just about every mental possible or known to man. I can say from my perspective that depression of any kind of reason is the worst human state to be in. I say this because no matter how well I did my job and fixed whatever acute problem that could be fixed with the resources that I brought to bear a depressed person can only hold on to hope for a short time. In other words, I knew that no matter what I said or did that person could and probably would revert back to the sunken state they were in before I first walked through their door. This problem seemed to be bigger than anyone imaged because it all appeared to be in the head of the person suffering from it. 

In some cases, you cannot see depression. It hides very well in the lives of some people. You would be totally surprised and probably die of shock if you knew who was battling this awful disease. Some of the most successful people in the world are dealing with chronic bouts of depression day in and day out. Ultimately depression in the little brother of fear. It is a form of fear that lies just below the radar enough to make you feel it but not enough to make you want to do something about it. It nags you but knows when it has gone too far and pulls back just enough to keep you from doing something radical like getting help and prayer.

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