If you have been depressed more than once you are all-too-familiar with this story:
Something bad happens in your life and completely derails you. It could be something big, or it could just be a small thing that adds up with all the other factors in your life that sends you careening over the cliff of depression down into the muck at the bottom.
The muck is sticky and feels gross. Spending long enough in the muck makes you want to climb out again, just from being sick and tired of feeling that way. So, you look for a way to get out of the muck and begin the hard work of climbing towards being better.
Hopefully in the past you have had support for this process, but it is possible to do on your own. For some, the muck just dries out eventually and it's relatively easy to climb out afterwards. For others, getting better takes an incredible amount of willpower and courage – the muck is so sticky because the cause of the crash never really goes away.
Will Depression keep returning forever?
Many depressed individuals us have gone through cycles of climbing out only to find themselves back in the muck. Either with major swings deep into a canyon of muck, or just temporary divots of mud that seem to recur with regularity.
Depression keeps coming back to push you down
Aaron Ball. Recovered Academic. Grieving Environmentalist. Evidence-Based Transformational Coach. Electronic musician. Transrationalist.