Some people are depressed because they cannot pay their electric bills. Then we send them to the psychiatrist. What for?The psychiatrist gives them another bill, and the bill adds to their depression again. A young woman is pregnant and has been rejected by the father of the baby. Then we put her on medication. What for? The medication causes her insomnia and we now prescribe her soporifics. She jumps from the frying pan into the fire. A boy has lost his father, then we put him on medication. What for? He needs someone to step in as a father and not medications! Medications do nto tell him, "Son I love you!"A woman is depressed because she cannot find a husband, yet we tell her we are praying for her. What type of solution is that? Lubitz, the Lufthansa pilot was afraid to lose his job due to his failing eyesight, but his doctors prescribed him stronger medications. What were the results? Adam Lanza was troubled by solitude, but his doctors prescribed him antidepressants and other psychotropics. How were medications going to solve his solitude? A man has anxiety because his cholesterol does not seem to go down, but his doctors put him on statin drugs which are known to have serious muscle and nerve damaging effects. His nerves and muscles get damaged, so he becomes depressed. Then they put him now on more medication, and he contemplates suicide. Did that man need all those medications? What for? A woman suffering from postpartum depression will not find any salvific solution in medications alone because they do not provide hope and self-worth.That is all tantamount to dead faith which is faith without works. A widow does not need medications; she needs more visits and genuine friendship. A woman who is divorcing does not need medications; she needs friendship that paints a future of hope. She needs someone with whom to visit, pray and engage in activities. There is a great cure provided by human warmth that no medication, psychologist or psychiatrist can provide. If a man is depressed because he is unemployed, the most efficient way to cure his depression will be to assist him in looking for work or providing him with work. That buoys his hope. That is faith with works!
When a friend told me that he intended to kill his wife's suitor, his wife and kill himself because he will never be a cuckold, I knew at that moment that his biggest problem was solitude. I took him out and made sure that I called him several times a day and we talked. I brought a plan for us to safe some money and go to Europe. I painted a picture of the type of women he was going to see there. Harems from whom he could choose his princess wife. I created hope out of his hopelessness. When a student told me that she was depressed and does not see why she should live because her mother was being abused by men, I shared one of my popular articles. I told her to add knowledge to her beauty and her power would be incontestable. She looked at me and said, "You have changed my world in 5 minutes." Hope was what she wanted, and hope is what I gave her. It was concrete, it was real and it was practical! It was not a fairytale about a fairyland. The solution was at her reach!
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).
"If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19).
"It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk.
Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).