Holiday = Be depressed somewhere else! – Reblog

You have to read this. the post clears a huge misconception about depression. its like picture of your mental state taken at a vacation.
please do check blog of this lovely lady and her brilliant effort to raise awareness.

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It’s funny how many people have recommended me a holiday ever since I got ill. I’m starting to think that travel agencies are doing some shady advertising work on the mental health side to boost their sales.

It’s such a healthy person’s solution: Go on a holiday! You’ll feel so much better when you’re back. They think about themselves, when they have been stressed out and how rejuvenated they have felt as a result of a getaway. It must work the same with mental illness, right?

Wrong.

You’re just depressed in a different climate. After stressing out about packing a right amount of meds, enduring the additional stress of travel and getting all set up at the destination you find yourself thinking what was the point of this exercise in the first place.

Believe me, I’d love to get away from it all. The problem is that I’m still there…

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4 thoughts on “Holiday = Be depressed somewhere else! – Reblog

  1. So true! Your post reminded me of an insightful passage from one of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays: “At home I dream that at Naples, at Rome, I can be intoxicated with beauty, and lose my sadness. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. I seek the Vatican, and the palaces. I affect to be intoxicated with sights and suggestions, but I am not intoxicated. My giant goes with me wherever I go.”

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