The war against depression is a very controversial topic because the general public does not have the slightest clue what depression actually is. Many people in the world today are not educated enough on the matter of this mood disorder. In fact, due to this lack of education, many of those individuals who are “depressed” have not been prevented from taking the next step, harming themselves, and turning what was once considered a mood disorder into a mental disorder. I could talk about terms like these for the rest of this blog post, but technicalities are not my main concern.
I voice my true concern to you; not as an individual looking on those around me who categorize as being depressed, but as a depressed individual myself.
What concerns me most is how the depressed people are being treated: like lepers. Infomercials litter the television about what medications can be taken as method to blanket over the actual problem. Psychiatrists and psychologists are assigned to those showing lackluster performance and signs of mental and physical fatigue. There are programs circulating the schools of our children, attempting to inform them of the signs following these depressed individuals while using overly-generalized terms such as “suicidal” or “frequently bullied” to describe them. But, the issue I see in all of these methods is that they are trying to generalize the depressed public. In reality, depression is not one issue; it is as varied and numerous as the colors of the rainbow.
Because of this wide area of issues branching off from what is simply known as depression, individuals and companies around the world have attempted to cover as many areas as possible. Though a kind idea in theory to focus on one particular thing, what happens to those who create new branches of depression that were, until this point, unheard of?
The solution is simply not to have a solution. The name of our group is “The Space Cadets”. We are a non-profit organization devoted to revolutionizing the war against depression. By providing various methods of creative thinking, problem solving, and education, The Space Cadets promote individuality, creativity, and self-respect in those affected by depression for the purpose of helping them learn to spread their wings and let their imagination soar. We don’t need to win the war, we just need to change how we see it. The goal of this group’s future is to be spread across the internet world wide, helping those suffering from bouts of depression to use their imagination and see the world from an enhanced point of view. This will be accomplished in the years ahead by establishing social networks now; social networks that provide experiences, stories, facts, words of wisdom, and support to all those who so desperately need to smile again.
We will not tell you depression is wrong. It’s not. Depression changed my life to the point where I believe my writing skills, point of view, and spiritualism solely rely on it. I am against modern methods of anti-depressants because I believe that it will change who I have become. However, feelings such as self-loathing and hopelessness are horrifying side effects that are included in my way of life because of my depression. To rid myself of this fear my mood disorder brings, I know that a social network devoted to opening my mind will not only take some of the weight off my shoulders, but also enhance my creativity and turn my realist points of view into idealistic ones.
By utilizing the imaginations of thousands of people world-wide, we can completely revolutionize the way humans of this generation and those after us will view depression. Depression is not a disease, depression is not an illness, depression is not a choice; it is a way of life. Depression is an orb of genetics and life experiences that attaches to your soul and takes over who you are. It tries to control you. In retaliation, you are supposed to fight against depression and attempt in taking control of yourself again. However, I see no reason why myself and my depression cannot coexist.
The Space Cadets will soon grow and spread across the continents. Starting with two people and an idea, we now have over 60 Cadets across the United States standing for, what we believe, is the correct way to address depression. We do not need an end, we do not need a solution, we need change. Become a Space Cadet now and take up our cause of creating a revolution in this war we are all fighting.
You can become a Cadet via one or more of these social networks:
Or email us at: TheSpaceCadets.Mail@gmail.com
As always, stay in the clouds, Cadets…