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Being Sad Is Normal
Being Depressed Is Not
* Some people do not understand what it feels like to feel so sad and scared.
* The fear of being so lost is making you want hide from the world.
* People who know you do not know that you have already given up the fight.
* You think the only way out of depression is to escape, or die.
* When people say “I know how you feel,” it confuses you and you sink deeper.
* Sometimes when someone tries to bring you out of it, it makes you worse.
* You feel a sense of worthlessness and insecurity.
* Depression eats at your soul and distorts your thinking.
* You never know when depression will hit you or what will trigger it.
* You forget that people truly love you and want to help you.
To The Friends & Loved Ones
* Depression is more common than most people think.
* No one can be forced out of depression, it dwells too deep within.
* No one will survive depression on their own treatment.
* Do not let anyone who suffers from depression suffer alone.
* No matter what the person tells you, don't leave until your sure of their safety. Suicide is a very real escape.
* Modern medicine is amazingly affective and widely available through county and state programs.
Good Books On Dealing With Obesity & Emotions
Fat Politics: The Real Story behind America's Obesity Epidemic
by J. Eric Oliver. 228 pgs.
Overweight Teenagers: Don't Bear the Burden Alone
by Michael D. Lebow. 250 pgs
The Overweight Patient: A Psychological Approach to Understanding and Working with Obesity
by Kathy Leach. 269 pgs.
*If you want to know more about Obesity and how to deal with it and the Depression that usually occupies it, I would suggest one of the books above!
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