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I wish I had never had depression – LotR Inspirational video


Date : December 15, 2015Comments : 0

Movies are incredibly emotive and also fantastic ways of helping you make sense of your own problems that you face in life. This video is a clip from the end of the first of the Lord of the Rings movies where he starts to feel the heavy burden of carrying the ring, a ring that has taken so many lives of ‘strong men’ as it messes with their minds and overcomes them. 

Frodo decides to take the journey to the dark and sinister Mordor alone for fear of burdening anyone else with the pain he has to endure, what he doesn’t realise is that even though he wishes to go alone that may be impossible…

From this video realise there is ALWAYS someone who wants to help you and support you through any burden you are having, if not friends and family then volunteers, GPs, doctors, nurses or just people on the street. You don’t have to struggle alone but you do have to take the journey as the journey is yours and yours alone.

Just like in Lord of the Rings where Frodo is the only one who can carry the ring because he is of pure heart we too must accept our illness and then take our journey to heal.

Like Gandalf says in this short clip when Frodo says he wishes the ring had never come to him… “so do all who live to see such times but that is not for them to decide, all you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you.”

Wish I had never had depression but we can use the experience for good

What are you going to do with your time? Can you use your difficult mental health and life experiences in a positive way?

Can you show others that you can survive the difficult journey and that life can be great again no matter the burden you currently hold?

If you want, you can use this website as a platform to discuss your journey and I will share each and every post to the people who are continuing to follow BoM and YOU can inspire thousands and thousands of people to know things can be ok.

I strongly believe together we can help one another through our journeys to finding peace of mind.

If you are struggling please reach out to a GP, a Samaritan or any number of mental health charities, there is always someone who will carry the burden with you. Don’t suffer in silence.

Author Name : John Wilson

Hi folks! John Wilson is the founder of Battle of Mind and Seek A Therapy and a practising web and graphic designer. Before this John was also a part 1 architect in 2008 but due to the recession found it hard to find part 1 positions so retrained as a teacher only to find that wasn't right for him too...this led to him having a severe breakdown due to excessive debts and no opportunity. He had to refocus himself, his life and how he saw the world. It is with these difficult experiences that Battle of Mind was born and the desire for people to know there is a way out of any difficulty they may be facing. "When things seem to be falling apart they are actually falling together"

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