What will make the pain of depression stop?
Sometimes the ache is dull, other times sharp. It can last a few hours, days, or weeks.
This is ground zero for depression sufferers. What can I do to feel better?
The answer is often elusive. Many don’t know where to get help, let alone walk the path of healing. Recovery starts and sputters for others: they feel better on a med, then it stops working. Or, they start a bold new exercise regimen, only to see it fizzle.
What to do?
There is no one-size-fits-all cure for depression. That what makes it so exasperating. It isn’t like having a bad cold where Nyquil will do the trick for most. Rather, depression is an illness of the body, mind, and soul that doesn’t lend itself to simple fixes. Because we’re all humans with bodies and brains, some things will generally work for everyone; exercise comes to mind. But because we’re also unique, we need a tailored recovery plan to get and stay better.
We need a quilt of healing.