Client after client told me today that they felt down/depressed, or just plain yucky. Every once in a while I run across a day like this.
At first I try to challenge their feeling of depression, but one after another they look at me like I’m crazy. OK, I eventually back off.
I know when to stop. They are simply not in the mood.
I get it. That feeling that comes over you and you can’t explain why. You just feel depressed! When I have felt that it’s like it’s definitely a biochemical feeling. All of the sudden you can’t smile. It’s over. Not feeling good today.
Some days I feel like I’m moving mountains to get people to understand they have control over how they feel. BUT, and that’s a big but, IF they do not have the correct medication to get them in the right frame of mind, it’s all going in one ear and out the other. They look at me like I’m crazy. I think I said that already. 🙂
Yes, I said it. Medication. All my clients are on meds. I was on meds (one to be exact) to overcome depression. I had to do it. However, it needs to be the right one and the right dosage. That’s the key. So when a client is not doing well, guess what my first question is? Do you feel like your meds are working? (Well, besides the obvious, “did you take your meds?” But I know everyone HATES that question!)
Many people out there are adamant about not taking medication for depression. I used to be that way until I went through the process. A few trials and tribulations and I eventually found the right one! I also have spent ten years with the severely depressed and helping them with their meds. I work closely with a psychiatrist regarding their meds. I have seen some miracles. It’s not for everyone. If it’s mild to moderate depression, then you probably don’t need them. If it’s major, and major with suicidal thoughts, um, yes, I’d highly recommend them! No suicides on my watch! But, sadly, there have been a few. It’s part of the work. It’s truly a sad moment that I do take home with me.
Back on a positive note before going to bed.
Did anyone else feel “off” today? If so, tomorrow will be a better day.