Step right up, folks! Step right up!
Come feast your eyes on this marvelous tonic; right here, right now. What you may think is a simple bottle is actually the most secret of formulas from the Jungles of the East; from the hand of Marvelodijiling, the famed Healer and only man to live past 200 years of age without a health problem of any sort.
This is The Cure for Depression.
It is, indeed. You may shake your head at me, madame. You may wonder at the authenticity, young sir. I assure ALL that this product is exactly as it says. One simple dose each day will GUA-RAN-TEE to rid you of the woes of Depression.
…And if that sales pitch convinced you, then you and I need to have a long talk.
Actually, we can have a really short talk: Depression doesn’t work like that. For one, it isn’t “cured.” It is, however, a condition that CAN be managed once you learn the skills. This depends on the severity of symptoms and genetics and a whole crapload of stuff that would best be handled by a professional.
I am not a professional; at least, not that kind. I am merely a fellow sufferer with access to Google. I have, therefore, come up with a list:
3. Swallow that pill, if necessary.
4. Get up, then move.
5. Get outside.
8. If it doesn’t fit in with #7, do something for someone.
10. Sleep, at sleeping times. Wake at morning times.
11. Follow a routine.
13. Don’t get sloppy and skip what works.
14. Never give up. (Never surrender.)
Whenever you’re in your cave, I’d like you to pull out this list. Grab one; do it. Maybe steal another after an hour of trying the first one.
Furthermore, I’m gonna help a brother/sister/broster/sisther out by writing individual articles about each of these ideas. It’ll be a tetradecalogy. Stick around; eat some chocolate.
Come for the treats, stay for the community, and always keep fighting.