Depression sharing

 

Thank you for coming by the depression and stillness sharing, the writing of Be Still is explained above; a story of a friend who took time out to find peace in an emotionally challenging time. Statistics on depression and anxiety show how in this country we are currently at an all time high, (a little under 1 in 10). My feeling is that stopping (stillness) and sharing about experiences together brings so much understanding and is a way to a better kinder society.  If you’d like to add your sharing you can send me a note in the contact page; named, anonymous, written, recorded or filmed and I’ll add it below.

love, Joe


Alice, London 

volunteer with The Samaritans, emotional support helpline


Robbie, London

my friend Robbie, a songwriter, shares a song, 

Hi Joe,
here’s a song about depression – if I recall (can’t quite remember, I guess this must be around 2009-10ish?), I wrote the lyrics as a poem and then set them to music. I’m speaking to myself in the 3rd person about moving through/away from depression and my relationship to those experiences.
I also just had a new Mini Korg with nice sounds on it so really got into playing around with that!
Here’s the lyrics below.
x

COME STAY

You wanted to stay, you wanted to run

You wanted to feel it, so come, come, come

Comforting grey, catapulting away

Catastophies may stay, may stay, stay

We count through the week, we count through the day

We count all these moments when you’re going our way

You wanted to run, you wanted to stay

You only ever wanted to play, play, play

But you started to fade, fading away

You wouldn’t believe the things you used to say

All vision is blurred, with fire and word

And need to be faithful to all we observed

CHORUS

With daylight streetlamps all starting to glow

We couldn’t have known where they wanted to go

Waiting for night, they’re still waiting to hold

And waiting to feel what it’s like to be old

Oceans apart, and moments away

And satellites breeding as they float astray

Stand at the beach, stand at the start

And stand at the temple, and stand your steep heart

CHORUS


Colus, in Greece

I read the Guardian UK website newspaper and found this article to share with you,
thank you for the idea –  ‘What is depression and why is ir rising ‘

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