Friday, May 18, 2007

Depression~Suicide and Righteousness

Is Zoloft or Effexer really the answer? Isn't taking an anti-depressant sort of like having oxygen pumped into the caverness space that you're trapped in? This is great if the E.M.Ts are racing to excavate you from your wreckage. But depression isn't always the result of a chemical/enzyme imbalence. Depression was designed to be a normal part of the healing process. It's your bodies way of dealing with issues (albeit not the best way).

But in America, we've developed an industry that accepts the chemical approach to making you feel better. Anti-depressants are the most over-prescribed medications in the world. What's truly aweful is that not a fraction of the cure is ever focused on the cause of the depression.

Sometimes it means leaving a stressful job. Sometimes it means acute psychoanalysis. But most of the time, it means facing your fears in a healthy manner.

I was reading a quote from Eddie Vetter after he had written the song "Jeremy". Vetter said that he felt it was tragic that all you get when you sacrifice your life (suicide) is one small paragraph in the paper.

"It came from a small paragraph in a paper which means you kill yourself and you make a big old sacrifice and try to get your revenge. That all you're gonna end up with is a paragraph in a does nothing...nothing changes. The world goes on and you're gone. The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself. Be stronger than those people. And then you can come back" Nicely said Ed.

Ace out...............