This author muses over the fact that some of what is called depression may be the results of common human afflictions. Loss, bereavement, failure, unrequited love and other common experiences. This may be so but some folks experience a degree of suffering that is out of the norm that may in fact need the assistance of a psychiatrist or therapist to work toward recovery. Her point however is worth noting. We do seem to rush to the use of a medication to cure what ills us when it may not in fact in the end be “all” that we need.
BBC News Magazine by Mary Kenny is an author, journalist and public speaker
“Is sad so bad?
Cases of depression have grown around the world. But while awareness of the illness has helped lift the stigma it once attracted, have we lost touch with the importance of just feeling sad, asks Mary Kenny.