Every Cloud has a Silver lining


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Depression – the disease of disconnection

My twin brother took his own life now 28 years ago. This hugely catastrophic, shocking and heart-breaking act changed my life on many fronts.

Thankfully the huge wound left behind by this lost has led my way forward as a call to help other people to a better life. This meant soul–searching for myself and my life together with a deep understanding of the body, mind and spirit connection. This search continues to spread for ever as ripples in the water.

Hundreds of hours of research are behind my knowledge of depression and suicide prevention. I bought Night Falls Fast : Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison more than fifteen years ago, I only started reading it in detail after a medium contact with my twin. Certainly, this book was my foundation stone in understanding suicide at that point.

The sad fact that depression is one of the biggest threats to human life today with record numbers of people suffering from the dark cloud and suicide rates in all societies increasing rapidly . I am therefore on a quest finding explanations to why we are so disconnected in our lives.

I came across Johann Hari book Lost Connections. The book states a fact I whole heartily agree with and that is that drugs do not heal the underlying cause of depression. A visit to your GP will seldom elicit a question about what is going on in your life. Mr Hari lists seven factors from our lifestyle which lead to depression and anxiety alongside two biological reasons. The power of connection is clearly a suggestion why we are not having a happier life.

Another explanation to this waste question I have found in Brene Brown’s Braving The Wilderness :The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone. From my personal experiences I can only say, may we all come to a place of true belonging. It is then we will see the figures of suicide starting to fall when we embrace this belonging. Finding out how to belong to ourselves, and knowing who we truly are, a spiritual dimension is needed too. We also need to work with unblocking our energies and they huge effect they on our emotions.




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