Silent Plague=Depression

A silent culprit of the victims of reality. A cruel unknown punishment of the four chambers of thought. No rash, no fever, no blood tests to scurry people in concern, just a slow acidic erosion on oneself, as insidious cancer, a solidarity experience in a room with your name on it.

Its a disease feeding on ones vulnerabilities. Preying on happiness and addiction to escape the thought. Whose door will it go knocking tonight? Crawling into minds and loathing on insecurities. A modern plague that world fails to notice. It creeps upon slithering into the silence of time rattling in our brain.

A living dead that forbid to live. Scattered in the ashes of a memory so distant. Succumbing to the accept it or living in pain by drowning in the bitterness of alcohol and cigars. Staring into minutes, hours and days till you cannot fell your body no more.No invitation nor an exit door to this game. What hides behind the shield of healthy smile is a shadow of darkness and despair. A lonely stagnation of gloom. Hearing nothing but the silence sinking into nausea of spiraling notions. Drenched in sorrow till darkness covers you like a second layer of skin.

Depression is more than just a mental illness. Its a silent disease and it does not come with warning nor symptoms. It is paralysis of ones emotion. Its a slow poison of void and nothing but emptiness. I want to reflect a thought for today. Something you should consider. It’s high time now, people need to understand that depression is important. Depression is lethal especially in the times like these. House arrest can become a suicide ground to the games of depression.

Β© G.V Raghavasree

81 Comments Add yours

  1. mage1999 says:

    Depression is still a taboo sickness. As long as it will be considered so, there will be a lot of people in denial about their problems. There has to be a very deep change in our society and our way of working before there can be some real change. I just hope that talking about it will bring more people to understand that they should not wait in hope that the problem with go away by itself.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.
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    Have a great day!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much for dropping by with your words. Yes the society need to open minded about it. It can effect anyone.
      Sure I will check out your blog. Good day πŸ™‚

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  2. Well written! You explained depression really well and people need to realise that its more than just feeling down, depression is a serious mental illness that can impact people on a day to day basis.

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much for taking time to read my work. Yes depression is more than a feeling. People need to realise it is much more than a state of mind.

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

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  3. gary j says:

    Thankyou, i live in that house. be safe and well. Peace and love from australia.

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      I am sorry that you have live in such circumstances. Be patient and help your loved ones out. Thankyou for sending your kind wishes.
      Peace and Gratitude from IndiaπŸ™‚βœŒπŸŒΈ

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    2. ecohorizons says:

      Rise above this world to see a better clearer vision. .

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      1. dessertflower5 says:

        Thankyou so much for sharing a en lighting video. Have a blessed day:)

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  4. Era says:

    Very well written!!!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Appreciate your kind words πŸ˜‡.

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      1. Era says:

        ☺☺

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  5. Beautifully portrayed. Good one, Veera. I hope you add solution to this problem in your next blog. Thanks for writing this. Keep up the amazing work like you do!! ❀

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Sincere gratitude to your kind words and to your suggestion. Yes I will definitely consider it bro. πŸ™‚πŸŒΈβœŒ

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  6. CarolCooks2 says:

    Unfortunately, unless someone has a bandage or a plaster people don’t think they are ill or depressed many illnesses because they are silent and inside are missed …Well explained Veera the feelings and thoughts …

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Yes people think depression is a state of mind. It’s just so saddening . Thankyou so much for taking time to read and drop by with your kind words Carol. Have a great day ☺

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  7. George F. says:

    Holy eye opening soul shattering post! I hope you not feeling this way! I’ve done the alcohol and cigar thing….makes it worse.

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much George. Well at certain point in life I was in this black hole. Now I am out to it. I am so sorry that you have fallen prey to addiction and depression. May god give. You the strength to overcome this monster. Hang in there. πŸ™‚βœŒπŸŒΈ

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      1. George F. says:

        I’m over now, I believe. Thank you.

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

          Glad to hear man.πŸ™‚

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  8. AnuRag says:

    Well written πŸ‘

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much

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  9. Rishika says:

    Well penned!!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much. Means a lot 😊

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  10. It’s most ignored type of emotion in the world. There are people who have mindset that “avoid talking to people who talk negative, without even knowing why that person is talking that way”… we as humans should respect everything mindset of others and listen.. may be we can be the light for their darkness. . Thank you for putting this here.. hope it reaches mass.. truly best write upπŸ‘

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Could not agree more. Appreciate your kind words of encouragement. Means a lot. πŸ˜‡πŸ’žβœŒ

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      1. πŸ˜ƒβ€πŸ‘

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  11. so well put and explained – depression indeed suck the life out of people

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much for your constant support. Means a lot😊✌

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      1. My absolute pleasure

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

          πŸ˜‡

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  12. I really do not think there are many people, including doctors, that realize depression is really a pandemic. Millions suffer from it throughout their lives and yet there is no real cure. It’s much like so many other debilitating diseases that are swept under the rug. A pity. Your penning is an exemplary one!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Appreciate so much for your kind words. Well most doctors know this and push the fact under the rug.
      Have a blessed day πŸ˜‡βœŒ

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      1. You’re always quite welcome. Thanks… enjoy your day as well. Peace and light.

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

          πŸ˜‡βœŒπŸŒΈ

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  13. I agree with you 100%. My step-mother takes care of my father. She is 84, he is 88. He has dementia, she does not. Being stuck in so much without another adult to talk to, and answering question after repeated question, I am always worried about her.

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou for dropping by. I am sorry to hear that your parents. It’s heart breaking to hear. Depression has no call. It’s a silent disease.

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  14. voidspace144 says:

    ❀ Love is the cure.
    Beautiful Post! 🌻

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Yes it is. Thankyou so much. 🌸

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  15. wrong says:

    Depression is the only criminal who doesn’t need any weapons to kill anyone and ….their happiness who usually lies comfortably in their face and that satisfaction who usually sleep in the heart used to be first victim of this brutal criminal.

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      So true. Thankyou for briefing the message i wanted to send in my blog. Appreciate your time reading it and to comment. Good day

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  16. Nimish says:

    I’m no expert but I guess most people don’t know the difference b/w depression , anxiety and loneliness πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      I get you man. Well in depression the victim shuts outeveryone in life including loved ones. Yes depression also has anixety and loneliness traits. I guess all of us are lost in our own ways

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      1. Nimish says:

        Yup , depression is a real thing, one should not make fun of it.

        if someone is depressed, clinically mentally or otherwise, take experts’ advice. do breathing exercise, meditate. if they have air conditioner which many people must have, they should call electrician & get their ceiling fan removed….

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

          Very true. Thankyou for the advise. Definitely agree . Good day ✌

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          1. Nimish says:

            Dark humor 😭😭😭 πŸ™β€πŸ˜ƒ

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            1. dessertflower5 says:

              Hahhah lol. The ceiling fan did give it away but I guess I didn’t notice as I should be. Hope ur next blog is filled with dark humour.😊✌

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  17. Rageshree says:

    This is so true. Such a short and crisp explanation of mental health. Sometimes we don’t understand that depression can’t be seen on people’s or lifestyle. It is a silent disease and only a person studying the human brain may understand.
    Great post!❀️

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much dear. Means a lot. Yes depression is sort of a trending disease but people don’t have the awareness nor how to understand it. ✌❀

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  18. Saniya says:

    Great post with deep significance.
    Well writtenπŸ‘

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much for dropping by and taking time to read my work. Good day 😊☺️

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      1. Saniya says:

        It’s my pleasure ☺️
        Keep going and have a wonderful day!

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  19. Gottfried says:

    My bank balance gives me depression

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Awww so bad. Maybe you should be out working rather than hitting on girls Mr Playboy

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  20. Depression really eats deep into society.

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Yes it man. It’s a silent culprit. Thankyou for taking time to read this

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

          πŸ™‚

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  21. Take care of ourselves, and then the ones around us✨

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Yes dear. That’s all that we can do.

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      1. Yeah ❣️

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  22. You are taking action by expressing your feelings through writing. Good for you! Correct by declaring depression is an illness, an illness of the body, not just of the mind. The constant anxiety of my childhood changed the chemical makeup in me, creating migraines and depression. Therapy combined with the right prescription helped get me where I am today. Don’t ever give up. And rememberβ€”you are not alone!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much for dropping by with your kind words. Deeply appreciate it. I have learnt to overcome this monster. I wanted to create a post on depression as so many people out there are suffering and don’t even know about it.

      Your comments made my day. Hope you have a great day ☺

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  23. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    EXTREMELY WELL-DONE—FROM ONE IN THE LONG-TERM THROES OF CHRONIC DEPRESSION. πŸ˜€ GREAT JOB–READ THIS!!!!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thank you so much Jonathan. Really means a lot.

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      1. you’re MOST welcome!

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        1. dessertflower5 says:

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyouso much

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  24. I wanted to write on this topic because I inherited this. I just haven’t done enough research

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      I am sure we depression is not inherited but developed over a period of time. I hope you are ok now. Do write about it.

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      1. i miss read. i was thinking oppress. lol

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  25. Ricardo Ribas says:

    Very interesting article. In case anyone interested about depression in animals, I have also written this article.

    https://animalsinshape.home.blog/2020/08/29/depression-in-the-animal-kingdom/

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thank you so much. Will do

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  26. Thank you for sharing– great read! ❀

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much. πŸ™‚

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much πŸ™‚

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  27. Spiced Chai says:

    That was a nice short read! Check out my article on it as well!

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    1. dessertflower5 says:

      Thankyou so much. I would love to. Good day

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