Hello my name is Eric Burdon and my role in life is to help YOU grow! Now I’m not claiming to be some “life guru” who knows the secret to life. I happen to be an ordinary individual just like you. However from looking around in the world I realize there is a lot of unhappiness. Here’s some data to put things into perspective:
- According to the World Health Organization, globally over 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
- Google reports that the terms “how to be happy” are googled at least 100,000 times per month on average.
- Depression is a condition that affects 1 in 10 Americans during some point in time in their lives.
- Over 80% of people who are clinically diagnosed with depression ARE NOT getting proper treatment to deal with it.
- And lastly the number of patients diagnosed with depression increases by 20% per year.
The causes of depression are vast. Research shows if you are unemployed, have a lack of education amongst other things, puts you at risk of suffering from depression. I won’t be arguing that, however depression is clearly a state of mind, it is a mental disorder after all. And like any mental disorder, it can be fixed. Whether it’s learning how to deal with it or recovering completely from it. All you need is the right mindset and you are willing to grow.
That’s where I come in and about this blog.
My goal is to help people. Again I’m not some guru, I’m a guy going through life and I want to share my story as I believe it can help people. I also want to be learning along with you so I’ll be doing research, looking to other people to learn and grow from too.
But the first thing about this blog is how I’ll help people. I’ll do this in the form of daily journals. The daily journals talk about what I’m grateful for, show some cool pictures and some videos on my Youtube channel and more. I focus primarily on mindset and I have been known to say some inspiring words.
I also delve into at times (weekly and on Thursdays) talking more in detail about mindset and how we can improve it by changing it. Basically debunking some old ways of thinking and sharing my own experiences. I focus more on the story telling aspect and I’d like it to be more of a discussion than anything else.
I want this place to be a personal space for me to share, but more importantly for you all to share and contribute as well. The path that I’m on in life isn’t all about me nor will it be about me. More about this blog, the reason why it exists is so it can tackle a serious problem. A problem that changed my life and perspective.
A Brief Story
I’m sure we all have our tales of depression, again those are some really big numbers in that data. So let me first share a brief story about me.
When I was 12 years old I went through a depression episode that started a chain of events. These events moulded me, challenged me, and broke me. All of these events led me to here. And why this blog came to be was because of that amongst many other reasons. But it was that 14 year experience that’s made a difference.
Anyway the story begins when my father told me this after my episode:
“Depression is a natural thing, every person goes through this stage.”
This blew my mind when I was a kid! I had this burning need to help people and be there for people. I didn’t want people to go through something like this. Even though my social skills took a dunk for the worst I came out of the clear and grew into who I am today over time.
I want to share this journey with you all and I’d like to detail it as much as I can. I believe so strongly that sharing a story and letting others be free to share theirs is just as important to cope, recover, and improve. That’s what you need to know about this blog.
So join me today and connect with me on social media.
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I’ll see you on the other side.