Category Archives: Society

Reframing Depression, Low Self Esteem or is it Association?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
~ William Gibson

 

William Gibson

William Gibson
Late-blooming writer best known for his play The Miracle Worker

 

ORBITUARY

Christopher Hawtree
The Guardian, Wednesday 11 February 2009

 

Please READ MORE about this wonderful writer whom, it is said,  became known for his play writes in his forties.

Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
~ William Gibson

 

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for some time now and recently I had an experience that, well, how can I say this diplomatically and tactfully?… hmmm Well, it pushed me to publish this article.

Having a voice and expressing what’s on your mind is actually healthy management of your emotions.

The heading is absolutely gorgeous. I just love it so much and it’s so bold… and so true.

It’s on so many of our minds but who is game enough to admit to it or say it? … until now … thank you William Gibson.

You are known for your plays and yet this one sentence is a mark in history – like an explosive that radiates splinters so too does this quote ignite change on many levels to come.

As I get older, more experienced, more aware and hopefully wiser 😛 I find myself posing questions more and more to reveal and which do reveal better answers.

Questions posed, I put to you, from an infinite source of wisdom …

An infinite source of knowing… that you too tap into …

 

Is there a correlation between depression, low self esteem and suicide and with whom you associate?

I’d have to definitely say … YES! a resounding YES, YES YES

and

What is the common denominator between rising depression, anxiety and suicide AND working environments, educational institutions, home and social life?

 PEOPLE!

For sure, we’ve all heard the saying about the bad apple spoiling the batch… well actually it’s an idiom, a common idiom that goes like this –WEBSITES EBA IMAGES 220px-Granny_smith_and_cross_section

 

a bad apple spoils the barrel

 

But what does it mean?

Basically, the idiom captures a core idea of negative individuals having an asymmetric and deleterious effect on others. This idea or philosophy is given credence in religion, school environments and our judicial system.

Of course the home environment is our first port of call. But …

Why not health care? 

and

Why not the work place?

These are all major environments through which influence of an external nature is derived.  I don’t need to spoon feed scenarios to you. I’m certain you can well relate.

 

ARE DEPRESSION, LOW SELF ESTEEM AND SUICIDE ATTRIBUTABLE TO WORDLY WAYS?

Unfortunately the ways of the  world, with all its “ization” i.e. westernization, industrialization, commercialization  and globalization, has produced untold and yet unmeasured injury and sacrifice, not only to the planet but its people.

Ization, with all its action and process of doing, has and does, in effect, sacrifice value for product, reduces worth in exchange for quantity, demands time and controls behaviour short changing human potential and sabotaging meaningful relationships. This does of course become a choice of each person individually but once caught in the web of ization many may become entrapped in a cycle of life devoid of individuality, becoming increasingly desensitized to oneself and those around them.

Of course this may be acceptable to some but for many it is not…

 

SO THERE’S A STRONG ARGUMENT THAT OUR TRUE NATURE IS ONE OF HAPPINESS AND CONFIDENCE

True?  

Within our inherent DNA …

SUBSCRIBE to READ MORE

 

WHAT ABOUT RE-FRAMING SOCIETY RATHER THAN ATTEMPTING TO CONFORM “MENTAL HEALTH VICTIMS”?

Reframing Richard Bandler and John Grinder
CLICK to purchase

And what is re-framing?

Re-framing is the ability to change the interpretation. It is an art of changing the meaning in a particular “model of the world”.

The goal is to view a statement, situation or experience in many and various ways with the ultimate aim and outcome being a more positive perspective.

Re-framing can be implemented on an individual level as well as a group understanding.

In fact, the heading and quote of this article are both re-frames.

Richard Bandler and John Grinder are NLP masters in linguistics and communication. They are well known in the field and art of communication.

For more books and reviews head HERE

Films and videos are also great ways to teach re-framing, as too are songs.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE

When you get the chance, read the attached article “TEACHING ABOUT RE-FRAMING WITH FILMS AND VIDEOS” 
By Joan V. Gallos
Journal of Management Education 17:1, February 1993, 127-132

 

Social support, self-esteem and depression

G. W. Brown,B. Andrews,T. Harris,Z. Adler and L. Bridge (1986). 
Psychological MedicineVolume 16Issue04, November 1986 pp 813-831http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=4998236

Google Citations – scholarly articles Workplace bullying 

 

Seek the change

Be the change that you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandha

 

Osmond Brothers

One Bad Apple Lyrics

Yeah… Yeah…
I can tell you been hurt
By that look on your face girl
Some god probably sent me
To your happy world
You need love
But your afraid
That if you give in
Someone else
Will come along
And sock it to you again
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh Give it one more chance before you give up on love girl
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh I don’t care what they say I don’t care what you’ve heard
Whoo… Whoo…
I could make you happy baby
Satisfy you too
How can I
You won’t give me a chance
To prove my love to you
Won’t you just give me
One new chance
And give you love guaranteed
That you won’t be hurt again
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh Give it one more chance before you give up on love girl
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh I don’t care what they say I don’t care what you’ve heard
I been noticin’ you baby
For a long long time
I’m not ashamed to tell the world That you really messed up my mind
Girl to me
You’re like a dream come true
I’d rather hurt myself
Than to ever hurt you
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh Give it one more chance before you give up on love girl
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh I don’t care what they say I don’t care what you’ve heard
Find these Lyrics at Metro Lyrics  OSMOND BROTHERS – ONE BAD APPLE LYRICS

EBA Education

~ Seeding Hearts & Pollinating Minds ~

Sheet Music Plus Sale

Share

Truths about Depression, Anxiety and Suicide

Let’s be frank…

Okay, not beating around the bush today – some truths:

DEPRESSION is caused by suppressed anger and Sadness

ANXIETY is caused by the uncertainty of outcomes due to insufficient knowledge and undue external pressures

SUICIDE results from a lack of self worth because of external influences

It’s all well and good to treat “the person”, or for ourselves to “change our perception” … BUT, and I deliberately say but, we also need to address the matter of external influences. MORE ON THAT LATER…

Can you recognise any of these conditions and/or feelings? If so, dig deeper …

You know most people react normally to abnormal conditions but are labelled with a label to make out they are abnormal.

Feel good about yourself no matter what you’re feeling. Learn to fall back in love with you.

I’m feeling hmmm DETERMINED today with a touch of fight …

How are you feeling?

Back later, love n hugs

Here’s one of my favourite artists, ENJOY!

Share

Compassion is Our Greatest Virtue

Compassion is our greatest virtue. Through the music of the likes of Bob Marley and John Lennon, the works of Mother Theresa and the words of Jimmy Hendrix

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” 

“One Love” was designated Song of the Millennium by the BBC.

ONE LOVE – BOB MARLEY

One Love! One Heart!
Let’s get together and feel all right.
Hear the children cryin’ (One Love!);
Hear the children cryin’ (One Heart!),
Sayin’: give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Sayin’: let’s get together and feel all right. Wo wo-wo wo-wo!

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love!);
There is one question I’d really love to ask (One Heart!):
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?

One Love! What about the one heart? One Heart!
What about – ? Let’s get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (One Love!);
So shall it be in the end (One Heart!),
All right!
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together and feel all right.
One more thing!

Let’s get together to fight this Holy Armagiddyon (One Love!),
So when the Man comes there will be no, no doom (One Song!).
Have pity on those whose chances grows t’inner;
There ain’t no hiding place from the Father of Creation.

Sayin’: One Love! What about the One Heart? (One Heart!)
What about the – ? Let’s get together and feel all right.
I’m pleadin’ to mankind! (One Love!);
Oh, Lord! (One Heart) Wo-ooh!

Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together and feel all right.
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Let’s get together and feel all right.

Excerpt Biography … Bob Marley was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994; in December 1999, his 1977 album “Exodus” was named Album of the Century by Time Magazine and his song “One Love” was designated Song of the Millennium by the BBC. Since its release in 1984, Marley’s “Legend” compilation has annually sold over 250,000 copies according to Nielsen Sound Scan, and it is only the 17th album to exceed sales of 10 million copies since SoundScan began its tabulations in 1991. … READ MORE

Share

Abuse – Assistance Australia

“NOBODY TOLD ME IT WAS VIOLENCE”

 Everyone has the right to feel safe!
Faces Of Violence

Ellen Bukstel | Myspace Video

AUDIO 

You’re Not Better Than Me by Ellen Bukstel

DV Connect, Women’s Line (24hr) 1800 811 811

Men’s Line 1800 600 636

Lifeline 24 hour Counselling Service 13 11 14

Legal Aid Queensland 1300 651 188

Women’s Legal Service 1800 677 278

TASC

RWOLS 07 4616 9700

ATSILS

  • Brisbane 1800 012 255
  • Murgon 07 4168 1944

ATSIWLAS  1800 442 450

Queensland Law Society Referral Line 07 3842 5842

Elder Abuse 1300 651 192

Share
error: Content is protected! Thank you for being respectful and giving credit where credit is due. Continue being awesome and have a super day!