Ever since the pandemic has set in across the globe, we all have to cage ourselves inside the four walls of our homes. Some are with their families and many are living alone and perpetuating their daily routines without any physical interaction with their friends and colleagues.
Here I will talk about those who have been staying all alone. For these people socialising is the only source of giving their minds a peace. Unfortunately, things changed and the lockdown happened. This led one who was already alone became lonelier and approached the symptoms of depression. Sadly one of my friends, got caught into this vicious cycle of depression. She could never recognise it, but I being aware of psychological studies and the symptoms of many mental disorders, could figure out the problems that were surrounding her mind and hampering her productivity
I tried to confront her that she is going through depression, and fortunately she was wise enough that she accepted that she is going through the phases of depression. There were mild symptoms which could have led to volatile ones if not corrected on time. Initially, I was surprised to see a woman like her who is so bold and confident throughout her life could ever experience such worse phenomenon. But, depression do not check your mental aptitude or your marksheet, while knocking your door.
I ain't a mental expert who could provide anyone with any kind of therapy but yes I have studied psychology as subject during my career. And with that knowledge, I tried to heal her mental wound.
Of course, I would give credit to her as well for cooperating with the therapy.
In psychology, we have been taught of " free association therapy" wherein a person suffering from any kind of mental instability is provided with a non-judgmental ambience and is asked to speak out everything whatever is there in his/her head. This therapy helps recover the mild symptoms of depression and come back to a normal way of living.
I did the same thing with her. Consequently, she within a span of two-three months came over it. And is now leading a life where, she enjoys her own company and focused towards her work life even after staying at home.