Depressed? Don’t worry: Be Happy
I have been writing about mental illness for many years.
I was diagnosed with depression when I was 50. That made sense. I was going through a sad divorce and was recovering from a medical error – my doctor had perforated my bowel and left me with it for four days. I was in a hospital but no one seemed to be around to take a look. I had gone through two major surgeries and was left with a colostomy bag, hoping that the doctors would be able to fix me six months later.
I was more than depressed; I was suicidal. I was treated by a psychiatrist and prescribed drugs. In the end it was my religious belief that we must choose life as God demands that saved me.
Today, decades later I am questioning the meaning of depression. And the medical response to it.
Seems depression is rising.
So, what is depression?
Here is one definition:
“Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home.”
I am beginning to wonder if we are misdiagnosing sadness as depression. And for a reason. How does a doctor know that it is depression for which he will happily prescribe medication, all kinds of medication, and not just sadness from life’s events? Seems there is no pill for sadness.
How is it possible that millions of people would not be sad after the years of Covid when “mental illness” in our children went through the roof, and now fear mongering over climate? And those attacks on free speech? Is there a pill for that sadness, too? What about the damage we are witnessing that is being done to our children by adults who try and confuse them about their “being”? Who let these people get close to our children to tell them they may be in the wrong body when they never questioned their body in the first place? And now schools taking away parental rights regarding the “identification” of their children? How many of those children will develop “depression”? And what about the removal of healthy genitals by our esteemed medical professionals? Do you suppose reading about that every day and watching videos of men twerking and sexual perversion, in front of children, might lead to sadness? Is it possible some of us are very sad because we don’t understand why parents expose their children to “exposed” people in Gay Pride Parades or at Drag Queen shows – too often sponsored by our governments in the name of equity or some such BS?
I’ll bet there is a pill for every sadness which will be diagnosed as depression.Think about it. If millions of people are diagnosed with depression and there is a pill for that… a happy pill… wouldn’t the government just love to have millions more on that pill? The ads for it would be – Don’t worry, Be Happy.
And while you are not worrying, your freedoms will be squeezed. Your rights will be taken away. Your guns will be taken. Those 15 minute cities will grow exponentially. Your choice of food will be taken away from you. But not to worry. You will be happy on your happy pill.
Sounds hilarious, doesn’t it? But not to me, anymore. I know the difference between sadness and depression. Sadness lives in those of us who see the world falling apart, our freedoms shrinking, our rights taken away, our families destroyed and have to watch as friends and family continue to bend the knee to false gods and governments. How can we not be sad? But NO. It’s depression. No-it’s sadness over fear for the future.
There is no pill to alleviate that sadness/depression. The sadness/depression…righteous anger?… that we feel has been brought to us by the governments we have elected – corrupt elites who care only about themselves and their pocketbooks. We have become so tired just trying to put food on the table, clothes on our backs and a roof over our heads – from the policies of the elites, that we have no energy left to fight back. And that is part of the plan. Along with a pill for your “depression.”
Don’t Worry. Be Happy
Do I not have a right to be sad when the politically correct, Woke, cancel culture, Progressives trample critical thinking? And children?
A nonbinary middle school teacher made this video with tips for creating a gender inclusive classroom- like making sure not only masculine presenting students play sports, using pronouns, using “they” until a student tells you their gender, and starting conversations about gender… pic.twitter.com/X2n3jMftXW
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) September 8, 2023
Is it depression when you can no longer deal with Bobbleheads who forever bend the knee to the false gods of catastrophe-Covid, Climate Crisis (We’re to believe that science can fix the climate when they can’t cure diabetes or figure out how to remove plastic from the oceans and landfills – such hubris), or defer to their slave masters-yessa, nossa, how lowsa? refusing to state that a man is a man and a woman is a woman? Is it depression when you are sick to your stomach watching parents allow DOCTORS to cut off the genitals of their children in the name of science?
There was a time when being sad was permitted. But that was before Big Pharma. Can you imagine being told there was a pill for sadness? Would you take it? No. But depression, a diagnosis made by our esteemed medical professionals. Well, that’s different. And to know there are 50 different medications! WOW.
If at first you don’t succeed, you can mix and match! Of course, it’s a good idea to know the side effects. And there are plenty, including:
Diabetes, weight gain,loss of libido ( now that could be depressing!) difficulties achieving orgasm during sex or masturbation, difficulties obtaining or maintaining an erection.
“In rare cases, some people experience suicidal thoughts and a desire to self-harm when they first take antidepressants. Young people under 25 seem particularly at risk.”
The more people diagnosed with depression and then treated for it with antidepressants, the more the government will take over your mind. And that is what they want.
Don’t worry. Be Happy
Take heart, though. There is a natural cure for this sadness: we must repair the world. We must return to the morals and values of the Judeo/Christian ethic that leads us not into temptation. An ethic that cries out to us to be brave and never bend the knee to false gods. An ethic that decries sacrificing children on the altar of Moloch. An ethic that demands free speech. An ethic that declares we are all equal in the eyes of God.
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”