Depression is an interesting phenomenon. It is something which can be healed though.
Through expressing our grief, we are able to ease our depression, and it is through releasing the emotion that we will move from the repressed emotional state of depression, towards grief, and towards being whole.
It is natural to cry, and to let go. Grieving is the expression of letting go of something in our lives.
When we can cry and grieve, we can then let go of our emotional attachment to that thing in our lives.
If we have been told as children not to cry, to be strong, not to express our grief, we will begin to repress this emotion. I believe that is why depression is prevalent amongst men, predominantly.
There may have been good-natured parenting, though it seems that the way men are brought up, not until recently, has been for them to ‘be strong,’ to ‘toughen up,’ and it has been more okay for women to express their emotions. I say this in my observation of the recent past, and it is only more recently that we have seen that it is healthy to express your emotions, and that it is okay, even for a man, to express his emotions.
It is very okay to express your emotions, and in fact, it is just this path that we take through the feeling of our emotions, and through the crying and grieving, that will help you to release your depressive state.
The more you can feel your depression until you are crying and letting go of the grief, the more you will release that repressed grief, and the depression you have will lighten.
Sometimes you have to reach for the tears, and sometimes a single tear is all you need, all you need to let go of something that you have been holding onto.
I fully support men feeling their emotions. I believe it ma