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Maybe Its the Only Place they find Peace


Forest.

Even a child knows how valuable the forest is. The fresh, breathtaking smell of trees. Echoing birds flying above that dense magnitude. A stable climate, a sustainable diverse life and a source of culture. Yet, forests and other ecosystems hang in the balance, threatened to become croplands, pasture, and plantations.

Forest.

Even a child knows how valuable the forest is. The fresh, breathtaking smell of trees. Echoing birds flying above that dense magnitude. A stable climate, a sustainable diverse life and a source of culture. Yet, forests and other ecosystems hang in the balance, threatened to become croplands, pasture, and plantations.

This came up on my memories and I had to share again…
How do you Get Through it? How do you find peace?


I don’t often share posts like this… however, knowing the Importance of Sharing your story….

and Happy Endings, I wanted to share mine…

The phrase ‘everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about’ is never more true than with this subject…. Depression/Mental Illness is ‘one’ of those subjects that gets ‘swept under the carpet’… Like Sex and money, No One wants to talk about it – its too ‘awkward’…’What does One say? nothing so lets not talk about….
… however, when you are ‘brave enough’ to mention it you realise just how many people struggle with it.
… ‘suffer with it’ if you prefer that…


I have suffered depression, several times in my life – mine has been called ‘reactive’… ie I ‘react’ to situations –
The first time I suffered ‘depression’ was when at 21 my boyfriend finished with me I didn’t ‘react’ well….. I remember being ‘threatened’ with Psychiatrists – in an effort to ‘shake me up….
…I do remember going to the doctors and being given a ‘large’ bottle of anti-depressants… scary enough for me to scare the Bejuzus of out me I put my bottle away in a drawer…and got myself out of it…

… ‘I suffered again’ – when my marriage broke up… took them for as little time as I could… I hated the side effects both going on them and coming off…. Then several years ago when my fur baby (dog) passed away, I can’t remember a time when I felt so low
…. she was Everything to me (aside from my human babies) – it hit me again… whilst I tried ‘everything’, nothing seemed to work…

In desperation – I went to the doctors… absolutely Loathed to take anything but knowing ‘something had to change…. I took the tablets for 12 hours…and Hated every minute … they say ‘you feel worse before it gets better’… I was WORSE in that 12 hours than I was before… I reached out to friends (a scary number of friends) told me ‘yes Im on them too, have been for years’… they tried to reassure me ‘keep taking them, it gets better’….

I could not get myself out of bed… my anxiety was ALOT worse… I was Scared… I have honestly never felt as bad…. I spoke to My Gp – who, like my friends said ‘It can take up to a few weeks to start to feel better’… that was it – I stopped taking them… and decided there and then go Take Over My Own Mind….

I did it – with Gratitude, Excercise (Bikram Yoga) and Making myself go out…
Im not saying this is right for everyone – but it certainly helped me…

It scares me that Doctors tell people ‘you will need these for the rest of your life’ Who says? From My perspective – Life isn’t Easy – Sh*t happens, however We grow stronger and wiser by Learning How to cope when the sh*t hits the fan. I would Hope that I will never ever need to go back on them… It was a Seriously scary time…
This was inspired by this article… A few years ago – a friend reached out to me and introduced me to her friend – who was struggling with depression … I tried to help her, talk to her.. suggesting the same things that had helped me… I could tell by her response to me – that she wasn’t open… She was shutting people out – Not really wanting help.. She had lost someone very close to her when she was young and had never recovered.. Sadly, Just like the lady in this article.. a year or so later, this lady walked into the Sea…

Its so sad when someone feels so lost, so cut from everyone – that they take their own Life.. I know quite a few people who have lost someone in this way – I can’t imagine what its like… But know its not your fault – that person was in their own ‘world’.. you could not have done anything

… Please Know that… and I do honestly believe as I do with everyone who passes, when they have passed, they are happy and at peace… they only place they can find Peace

Ps : if you do suffer, Please reach out to someone – and check out this website, set up by the amazing John Kirwan, former All Black – I’ve been told by a friend who has suffered all his life – that is one of the best hes seen.

with Love Helen

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