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August 12, 2014

How I Intend to Re-Revolutionize the Entire Mental Health Care System




Someone had asked me today: "Why do you want to re-revolutionize the entire mental health care system, and how exactly do you plan to accomplish that?" 


The question made me realize how confused we've all been when it comes to this topic. The phenomena of depression and suicide particularly has been misunderstood greatly, for ages. We've made some baby-steps when it comes to talking openly about those issues, but we still have long way ahead of us.


Overall, the media still seems to prefer discussing some frivolous topics over those serious ones, and there is nothing more serious than death through suicide...


You don't see that many guest-speakers on late night TV shows talking extensively about depression. I guess when it comes to programs on TV, same rule applies here as in every day life - Let's all stay away from the negativity!


Depression and suicide are obviously viewed that way. Bringing the painful subject up in a conversation is considered to be such a buzz-killer. If you happened to be the brave one, and you try mentioning it, watch how fast everyone around you just starts to remember that they had something else to do, that they had to be someplace else...


With the world losing yesterday Robin Williams due to depression and suicide, suddenly there seems to be panic spreading around. Suddenly, more and more people realize that positive attitude, lots of laughter, being admired by millions, and a life-style to be dreamed of - is not enough to keep anyone safe from depression. 


Suddenly, it becomes unmistakably obvious that even the best rehab centers do not necessarily know what they are doing... 


Now, who am I to dare to even suggest that I know what it takes to successfully overcome depression? I don't have PhD in psychology (and thank God for that,) nor am I any type of doctor. But I have my experience. For over three decades I've battled with depression and suicidal tendencies. 


I was able to overcome my life's biggest challenge when I finally, after numerous suicide attempts, decided to dig for the answers within myself. My website describes this inner journey that I took, and what I've discovered. My book describes my journey around the world, which eventually led me towards looking within myself. 


So to answer the previous question: I intend to re-revolutionize the entire mental health care system by doing what I've been doing here. By sharing with the world my experience, and yes, my knowledge too. By encouraging others to look within themselves. By inspiring others to talk openly about their depression without feeling embarrassment, or any kind of discomfort. 


By serving as a poster-child for depression and suicide, if you will. 


By living my life to its fullest... By reminding anyone who's in the dark right now, that there is indeed a light at the end of this tunnel called depression...  


Little bit about me:


Now residing in Honolulu, Hawaii, Polish-born Elzbieta Pettingill is a former fashion model, author and survivor of depression. She suffered abuse and rape in her childhood, and was subsequently diagnosed with a depression that followed her from childhood through to adulthood. Let down by the medical and psychological establishments, and realizing that only she could change her mind, Elzbieta overcame her depression in her 30’s through a process of conscious spiritual awakening, a story that forms the basis of her book: “Life Realized” – available now on Amazon.com

August 5, 2014

Getting Things "Kickstarted"...





























August 11, 2014 "Robin Williams Died of Apparent Suicide" - I read yesterday on my facebook news-feed wall in disbelief. 

"What? Please tell me this is one of those sick jokes..." The angry thought popped into my mind. Sadly, it wasn't. More anger floated through my brain when I realized that indeed depression stole yet another wonderful Soul from us. 


"When will this end? When will I live in a world where no one has the urge to leave this Planet?" I kept asking myself. Perhaps my hopes were that I'd get an answer from God.

 Have I been doing enough to let the world know about my story of how I overcame depression and suicidal tendencies? Have I been promoting my website and my book aggressively enough?" Additional questions generated by my mind needed some clarifications from me. 

A sense of guilt started to sneak its way into my rational part of brain, making me feel even less good. To fight my negative thoughts I forced myself to see something positive in this unnecessary tragedy. 

"This is Robin's Williams ultimate gift to us all..." I felt warm love around my heart when these words crossed my mind. 

This wonderful man did what he did to help us all with waking up. The world had to lose somebody so cherished, so admired and so appreciated by so many, in order to start talking about depression more openly. 

People needed his ultimate sacrifice to realize that depression has been a silent killer for way too long... That the media needs to stop covering so much of those frivolous topics, and start talking about things that really matter, like saving lives. 

That talking about depression and suicide has to stop being considered such a buzz-killer. 

That there is more to depression than what we've been told. Even the funniest man in the world could not cure himself with positive attitude... That should tell us something. 

Despite what modern medicine tells us, depression CAN be overcome. But it's a work from within, and it's something that mental health organizations are not as familiar with as they like us to believe. 

So here, my dear readers, I'm asking you for assistance. Join me please in inspiring and saving precious lives! 

A week ago I started a campaign on Kickstarter in an attempt to raise money, so I could promote my book and my website. I have two more weeks to raise the founds. For those who are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, the time for campaigning is limited, and the creator receives all donations only when the final goal is reached. Mine is $ 25, 000. 

I'm kindly asking you all to pledge to my project whatever you can, and to spread the word by sharing this page with everyone. You never know, someone on your friend's list could be very grateful you did... 

Here is the link to my Kickstarter page on which I offer different rewards for pledging: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1218761667/life-realized-join-me-in-saving-precious-lives

And here is the video in which I explain my project: 



Thank you guys! 

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