I completely agree, Phyllis!
Situational depression IS different than clinical and both can, in my opinion feel quite similar.
I had a friend whom I was very close with and she was in the health field. She said, "Of all people, I should know enough about depression NOT to be depressed. I guess I don't. I'm going on meds."
Now this was wierd. I don't know what I was doing, something in the kitchen, but I said, "Well, do you know what you're depressed about?"
She said, "Well, Ya."
I said, "So it has a name to it?"
She said, "Yes, I Know exactly what it is."
I said, "If you know exactly what it is, what makes you think that the message is really in a bottle they're going to give you?"
She said, "I don't. I just know I'm not supposed to be sad..."
Then I said, "Why not? Does the situation make you sad? Not the sky, the moon, the stars, but the situation itself?"
She just looked at me and started to cry and said, she didn't know what to do.
I'm like, "Many of us don't. I don't think that ever goes away. You kind of take it on a day by day basis. Maybe you just need to mourn?"
Last edited by Elleise - Clairvoyance; 05/23/11 11:00 PM.