A while ago I received an email from a man who was severely depressed and he wrote that my YouTube videos had made him smile a couple of times. This truly warmed my heart and it inspired me to open up about how I experienced my depression 15 years ago and how I got out of it.
I believe in sharing stories and although I know how hard it can be to get out of a depression and it feels very private and individual, I wanted to share what helped me in hope that someone out there might feel a greater hope or feel inspired to look more into what is causing the depression for them. I believe a depression always has a cause and when we become aware of the deep root cause and heal that, then we will raise our frequency significantly and thus move out of a depressive state of being.
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I freed myself from my depression and its downward spiral by starting and maintaining a relationship with Jesus. The end result is an inner peace that was not there before. Perhaps somebody else would like to travel this path. If yes, the bible teaching site, teachingfaith com has a series about salvation in Jesus titled, 'change of mind'..30 free streaming videos, that led me by the hand to aid me in understanding the relationship. Perhaps you too!
Thank you for for sharing your beautiful singing voice! It really melted my heart and brought tears to my eyes! Please share this beautiful dimension of yourself with us more and more! It communicates straight to the heart beyond words! And I love what you communicate with words too!
I understand totally holding on to the lightest and smallest joys ... the light flickering through the leaves of a beautiful tree, smiling at a stranger on the train ... these touches of love and life are what I hold onto when feeling wobbly and fragile. You’re such a beautiful soul , love always, Juliet 🌷❤️❤️
, your voice is truly out of this world, stunning and heart healing! Thank you so very much for being there, for being you ... for having the courage and light to be a guide and fellow seeker ... blessings to you sweetheart, from one who has struggled for many years ... love and light always, Juliet 🌺🍃🎶🌪🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️
Dear Jannecke, thank you for sharing such a powerful video and your personal insight and experiences concerning depression. I don't mind admitting that it was me that emailed you about the subject, which still has a hold of me. One day whilst searching You Tube, I came across your videos and interviews and found them very inspiring, they demonstrated so many uplifting things, people, views and topics and there was also a sense of humour. I still remember the first time that I smiled for a long time, while watching them.
Depression is such a disgusting, all consuming and suffocating thing, no matter what the reason was, that enabled it to take over our lives. You were so brave in discussing your personal experiences in some of the interviews I saw, that it inspired me to contact you and express my thanks, so thank you again for highlighting such a dangerous and important topic. I now realise that my own sensitivity and empathic nuances have helped cement the illness even more and I'm trying to fight it every day, already with some of the things you suggest.
Many people will suffer from this vile illness, so anything that's said publicly to fight it will always help, especially when it comes from a former sufferer, because you know exactly how 'all consuming' this can be. We can talk to all 'the experts' we can find but unless they know what we're going through, their words mean very little, as I have found myself. I still have very dark days, nights and moments and my confidence has been shattered by what I experienced to cause this... but for the sake of my children, I'm trying to cling on, as Dean Barker below, should try to do too but I appreciate, it's easier said than done.
Keep up the excellent work Jannecke and rest assured that you are making a difference, a big difference, especially for people like me. The fact that you took the time to reply to my email and made this video, demonstrates what a genuine, loving and caring person you really are. Lot's of love, John.
Oh dear John! I hoped you would find this video. I didn't want to mail it to you, as I felt it might feel intrusive. But yes, you inspired me. And yes, depression can feel disgusting. I agree. I can get hints of it now and then, but it feels like a cloud came by and then the sun shines again. This is complex. Very complex and there are so many layers here. But I do strongly believe that the depression is there to teach us something. Because the happiness I can feel now, after the depression, is a happiness I never thought was possible. I could mention so many things that helped me, still I cannot make you feel what I have felt. Or know if what helped me, will help you. Just hold hold on to hope, love and light. Because that is the truth. The universe is intelligent and friendly. There is a reason for everything. <3
yes a lot of over achievers don't love themselves....in fact the reason why they try so hard to be the best is to finally love themselves....to feel they finally deserve love....it's where work-aholics come from in some cases and why it's important to understand that we deserve love regardless.....especially our own love for self......I understand all these things you have outlined...I also have learned to cut myself slack....I don't have to be "perfect"....whatever that is....I get to relax whenever I choose....I give myself a lot of hugs...I give love to the inner child....I learned we come in to this world alone and leave the same way....I am my own best friend....I will never leave me....I have made this promise to my own self so I trust myself....these things help anxiety and depression for me
Look deep into your soul and see who you are. In case you are having a little trouble, allow me to assist. This is who you are.....You are an incredibly special person. You are truly amazing. You are beautiful inside and out. You are a precious gemstone. You are a ray of morning sunshine. You have tremendous potential. You are the reason someone smiled today. You are way more than you think you are. You are stronger than you know. You are still a work in progress. You are being cheered on by people you don't know. You are being prayed for by people you have never met. You are loved beyond measure. You are loved more than you will ever know. You are a masterpiece of God's creation. You are beautiful in His eyes. You are always on His mind. He is much bigger than any of your problems. You will never, ever be alone. God can never leave you. God sent His Son for you. Yes, you have a Savior. You have a Savior who gave His life for you. You have a Savior who is waiting to hear from you. You have a Savior who is longing to hear from you. He is only a prayer away. His name is Jesus. He rescued me and He will do the same for you.
You are such a good person. Thank you for sharing. I relate to you when you say that you are a very sensitive person, I'm too. I feel very bad, very depress, when I must work at a job from 9 to 5. It become worse when it doesn't interesse me at all (I'm also too empathic. Like you perhaps?). I know it now too but it's good to ear it from someone else. Thank you!
Lilimolajeune - Can I join the club? :-) The hard thing is I think that is difficult to see another way than having to work that 9 to 5, when you have bills to pay etc. Especially if you're anxious about not feeling safe and secure - at least that's how I feel and am.
Hey Dean - I know from where you speak my friend, but I just want to encourage you to hold on ! Jannecke speaks from the heart. She bravely shares her personal experience and offers some great suggestions that helped her, they've helped me too. I sincerely encourage you to Hold on my friend, the darkness can pass. Seek guidance and it will come.
Such beautiful insight ... though I can no longer do strenuous exercise, forest bathing through the local cemetery has worked wonders for me since it is full of old growth trees. Best place on earth to meditate. 🌳🌲
Hi Jannecke from Australia 🇦🇺 thank you for your insights, I hope I spelt your name correctly as I’m new to your channel, I have been battling bipolar for over twenty years and aswell as clinical depression after I lost my beautiful wife to breast cancer in 2016, recently I started to fight this depression and bipolar as it was unbearable pain I would get my little 6 year old daughter off to school and go back to bed but recently things have started to change I’m now bouncing back and I started looking for what my purpose is in life and what makes me happy and I realised it was my little girl, now I’m not going back to bed and I’m spending my time with her building memories and and finally getting back on track with life I even have more energy now, again thank you I will work with what you taught me today I will keep playing this video, I will say finally that I have seen many phychiatrist and phycholigists and none of them had such great information as you did, let me send lots of positive light back to you take care.
Tony and my daughter Crystal.
Wisdom From North thank you yes it is a gift to have her I love her very much, I’m sure one day you will have children that I know for sure will be very lucky to have a beautiful mother like you, and with a amazing voice aswell .
Dear Tony, thank you for your beautiful sharing. Yes, I believe that to find a purpose is for some of us extremely important. And it seems like you have found yours. What a gift to have a child, and for her to have such a deep and sensitive father who loves her so much. I don't have children myself although I long to. But I think it is so important to be thankful for what we actually have. Value it and trust that we are loved and taken care of. <3
Jannecke, thank you for sharing. I am depressed. I will try to apply your insights but i have already made the decision to go home to father. I don't wanna be here anymore. My passion was to have successful ministry, help others, and to have a partner( lover). Neither have panned out. I am 47. I haven't had long term relationship since 1997. Last year, my sister and uncle died as well as three other friends. I just don't wanna be here on the earth suffering, feeling unloved, rejected, not good enough to be someone's partner in relationship, and most of all, everyone i love is on the other side of the veil. There is no more purpose for me no more. Yes, as you said in video, i am tired of feeling this way. I was going to the gym but stopped when things started to go in downward spiral. Thank you for letting me share. God Bless.
Hi Dean - I can certainly relate because I think I feel the same way you do. I too have thoughts and emotions about being too tired and down to keep going. Sort of a longing to "return home". My heart goes out to you - I really hope you can turn this around and experience joy in your life.
Thank you very much to Jannecke for sharing this inspiring video. I think you're an angel :-)
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.