This blog is not going to win me a popularity contest – but I can’t withhold my views on this subject since I hear about it on a weekly basis.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for me to hear from someone I am coaching or meeting about their alleged “depression”.
Sometimes it is not mental depression like sadness, but some “special depression” that makes it hard for them to study or some other stigma that someone gave them in school and they carried it on their whole life.
I personally think the whole “depression” thing is bogus.
A created myth to get people on pills to make money.
See as I learn about business in my entrepreneurial journey, one of the big things for a business to create passive income is continuity products.
And someone believing they have “depression” and thus being dependent on pills for the rest of their lives (whether paid by government medical benefit or the person themselves), is an excellent continuity “product”.
Mortgages are 30 years continuity product for the banks.
“Depression”, i.e. anti-depresents pills, are a LIFETIME continuity “products” for big pharma.
It all boils down to money.
However, even though the marketing for this thing called “depression” is huge, it does have an element of truth because people DO go through rough patches in life, bad experiences, a break up, a deceased family member, loss of a job, failure to attain one’s goals – all these things are very REAL to the person and they do cause grief to people.
I agree these situations and circumstances are real – I just don’t believe drugging of people is the solution to it.
I do believe in natural remedies, I do believe in nutrition, and I do believe that sometimes a person needs to take responsibility for what happened, re-ignite their goals and get their mind back on track toward achieving them.
Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help someone to get back up when they are down.
Audio Books are great.
Motivational videos on YouTube.
Inspiring stories you see on social media.
Motivational and inspirational Podcasts.
Even a good comedy can help!
And there are many more.
In case you are going through a rough patch, I wanted to share a video from YouTube about how Grant Cardone deals with Depression. This has over 100K views and is worth watching if you are not in the greatest point in life. Or you have been labeled with having “Depression”. CLICK HERE TO WATCH
An extension of that video, if you are interested in the book “BE OBSESSED OR BE AVERAGE” – an excellent book for anyone who is suffering from depression or is presently on drugs, or addicted to alcohol, or is going through a low point in their life. CLICK HERE to get it.
Some additional questions/answers/resources I thought might be a good idea to add:
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Please let me know if other things that exists in your life or that you think I should add so I can expand on this. Email me: email@example.com
Also, if any of the resources above helped you in anyway, I would love to hear about it.
ps – this article was not written to offend anyone, but to help anyone who is willing to be helped, or have not found a solution to their depression or low-point in their life and are not recovered from it.
pps – I am also not suggesting or recommending someone who might be on anti-depressents to come off them cold turkey without some sort of medical supervision. None of the above is meant to be any sort of advice. End of disclaimer.
ppps – Feel free to share with someone you think might benefit from this. And comment your thoughts below, good or bad.