Posted: 19/03/2014 at 23:01
Truly such fine and encouraging comments. Lets be honest. Down in the dumps, depression call it what you like. Hands up anyone who hasn't ben down this path. 'fibber' We all become victims at some time or other.
I remember when I was a traffic cop, recenty married etc. Stress entered my life. My GP at the time was an oldie wartime type, a police surgeon. He said to me once, and he really was the family doctor and friend. Mike, he said. All the pills under the sun will never cure your problem. You yourself hold the cure. Take up fishing. Even if you sit there all day and catch bugger all, you wil learn to relax, and to be patient, or, like your dad. Get a plot and grow things. These are two of the most natural ways of life. I think he had something there.
For those who have tried these methods, and obviously wish to help others. Kindness, tact, compassion and a deep love for fellow man has to be cultivated. Believe me. As in various cases of assisting mentally problemed persons. Great patience is called for. Very good thread IMO thank you.