More than forty-million adults suffer from depression according to Anxiety And Depression Association Of America. Half of the people that have diagnoses of anxiety are left untreated. People that checks in the hospital due to high stress levels are often kept under diagnosis for psychiatric care. How many people are going to go through this epidemic we call depression ? With numbers that are daunting I personally found ways depression can be overcome through personal observation and experience.
I believe depression triggers from worrying inside our mind. Actually depression may be a sign of genius. Are brains are here for us to feel, see, and create. I believe it is all in how we channel thoughts for a positive out-come in our reality. Some Americans may feel stuck, waiting for that next success to break though. Maybe depression comes to finding a healing point from a traumatic experience we felt deeply. Depression is a sign of our mind working out realities we are unhappy with. I believe balancing out Depression is finding the root reason of why we are depressed first. You can not find a cure if you do not know what triggers this disease that attacks you.
As a doctor, I can diagnose all kind of medicines that will try and raise dopamine levels. A natural chemical in the brain that is suppose to come from natural stimulation. Now if you a n*gga in the hood going through stresses, like real life stresses. You often turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms or even let the pressures that surround you over take. When in reality depression can be eased by ridding of toxic people. Toxicity can be felt by those who are not willing to see you strive on the next goal you reach. People who down-play what you are doing, constantly judging with a magnifying glass with-out offering solutions on what can help you out. Being stuck inside of a hell-hole job with a boss that is over demanding. Doing daily routines just to make ends meet. A trap us as Americans do not have a choice but to fall into. Families not being valued at the utmost, leaving people feeling isolated and alone. This also applies for friend based relationships to. We live in such a fast paced world we often question ones self-identity on how to keep up.
Depression can be fixed in my opinion(if you are clinically sane), by changing the narrative of your story. The law of attraction is a very true statement. You ever felt like your soul has been so deeply poisoned, negative thoughts over-take your being. You felt so deeply poisoned you became the Squidward sitting behind your stationary work place waiting for that hour of excitement. In that case, attracting unfortunate circumstances with your deary outlook on life. Focus on your path and live out your desires to the fullest. No I would not say you are depressed. I think you may be unsatisfied with the situation of what is going on around you. Do not let money define you’r happiness because it sure in the hell will not buy self-respect. You want to wake up in the morning feeling fulfilled to accomplish what your heart desires. I believe that is why we mourn so deeply at a funeral. We never gave chances on how life would be if we embraced our hearts desire. We often give are will away a lot of the time, not knowing the full potential of what this fire holds. Knowing this, become the best person you can be then the human being that holds stability will follow.
Last year during 2017, Matthew Angelo Harrison brought together an exhibit that used 3D printing. He collected old artifices he found and had his homemade 3D printer recreate them. Culture Lab Detroit presented public work pieced together by Gary Simmons. His artwork consist of piecing together musical flyers of different genres that held a political message and context that is taken place on pop culture. The creative energy that Culture Lab Detroit is offering for our city is inspiring for the youth that are creative entrepreneurs on the rise.
This year modern art renaissance became a forefront on Detroit’s Narrative as Culture Lab Detroit reveals new work for this up-coming year. October 11th-12th will highlight artist of different background having public discussion around the topic, “Crisis of Beauty”. The event will also be attended by Peter Weller, who had a lead role in the 1987s block buster Robo Cop. This event will also include many other panels that showcases progressive Detroit.
I am personally excited for this different kind of progression Detroit is seeing. Creative work is bursting like streams of light within the city’s recovering period we are seeing. It also gives the inner-city youth something positive to come and enjoy. Bringing great enlightenment in the young-minds that starve for great wisdom.
I use to be the one that sits back and let life control me. I think that life is a simple thing to be figured out. Often it is over complicated by the emotional context it is surrounded by. When we have a woman we adore so much, we did not even stop to realize the beauty that is in our self . Putting our own happiness in the hands of another. We give our power to them. Not knowing the beauty of the relationship has to come from within first. That is most of what it is when we look at the content of enjoyment. If I do not love myself and what I do I can not take control of my destiny. I will be stuck doing the same routines over and over again. Why do I bump my head and nothing is working out for me ? Why do I care about the personal opinions of others.
When we start to care about the personal opinions of others we often hold ourselves back. Being stuck in the same context not growing to see our results potential be plentiful. I rather pick up on new skills and take life by the horns instead of let life hold me back. I rather take my happiness in my own hands then let someone else control it. Money is the root of success, I rather go out and be the best me possible. Collecting income from what I love to do. Utilizing the gift god has gave me in order to be the happiest me possible. Us as a human race are missing that in life.
The illustration that was created by E.H. Shepard sold in London for $571,000 dollars. The original drawing was illustrated in 1926. E.H Shepard wanted his work to be revered by many. Having served in World War I while still creating illustrations highlighting what is going on. His past work still had humor in it, showing the lighter side of humanity. He boosted the spirits of everybody in the time of war while still working for the publication called Punch.
Being suggested to A.A Milne, they put together a classic for the children too enjoy for many decades to come. A.A Milne also served in the military as well during WWI. During the time of the war he wrote his first play, Wurzel-Flummery. After being discharged he had penned many successful playwrights and novels. Both artist being in the arts during the war, they both made something that reflected a light-heart spirit for children to enjoy. The impact of these artist show why this piece is valued at such a high-price. The map comes from the first edition of Winnie-the-pooh.
Napalm Spot sat down and interviewed one of the clothing companies that has major promises for the future. Being on the up-rise in Detroit, they have gained attention, increasing popularity and revenue. The clothing company shows no halt, they continue to excel by bringing together creative minds alike for a great turn-out. Contacting vendors and renting space too showcase the potential here that is offered. Stephen shared some thoughts on the future of the company and the promises it holds.
“I was very happy about the turnout of the Meetup. There’s already over 150 photos posted on Instagram from the event (check out #bxnkmeet to see the photos). I’m confident that there’s a bright future for Detroit’s creative industry witnessing all the talented creatives and artists at the event.
Since we are so new, we haven’t had a chance to see if brand responsibility is helping boost sales. We’ve been really focusing on marketing and these pop-up events, and that’s definitely been helping. However, I know other brands that focus on brand responsibility, that’s where all of their sales come from”- @Doubleohstephen
Muralist Carl Oxley decided to spruce up a railroad duct in downtown royal oak. Having been abandoned and not being looked after. He took his painting talents and spruce up things a bit in his community. He got arrested for not going through the process that city council requires for murals to be decorated on the side of buildings. They described it as, “Not liking the color of someone’s fence and changing the color of it.” People in his community was outraged when they found out he got a misdemeanor charge for something the city that has not been looked after in years. It was depressing to see. So he let his paint brush free.
He does not want to see a community go to waste. The man that was a paint brushing hero gave life to many people. The life of his art got him a gig to do a painting on a woman’s garage, he received three-hundred dollars for the painting. People started leaving decorations of their own on his mural. The outrage caused a far cry, making more support for this artist work. I think people just want something positive out of a negative. That what makes a motivating force, especially when it is done out of the positive outlook on someone else’s time and life.
Me growing up in the big city “Detroit” , Michigan; it is a lot to the neighborhood life here. You have people at the local barbershops having cookouts with their barbeque grills fired up. You got some people selling water bottles on street corners. We have abandoned buildings and dilapidated houses but still got community leaders that want to see the better of the city. Detroit is more than Detroit, it is a town that consist of hero’s, workers and hustlers. They say the dollar is the common ground of why Detroiters move. In my eyes it is more than that, I believe it is the love of their life, family and sometimes careers.
I think a human beings greatest threat is a dollar. Yes, are actions must equate to making the dollar. When we receive payment for our deeds, it is a kind thank you for the quality of work I did for today. That is not what defines business though, I think business comes from having a passion for the community. Knowing the ins and outs of your local scene to be able to build up a strive- contributing to economic success. I would not describe Detroit as a city of, “hustlers”. Maybe that is the case in the more urban areas. When the bigger thought is captured in the mind and heart of a Detroiter. It is a better life that is being chased.
With the economic declined that happened when Kwame Kilpatrick was in office. We watched the population decreased from at-least a million going down too six-hundred thousand. Moving to places like California, Arizona and even Atlanta. The dollars value here has inflated, rising cost and people being lost out of a house. Fast forward too the year 2018, the city has now became better. Downtown Detroit is seeing a revitalization and the artist community is starting to thrive along with it. In my opinion, what makes a Detroiter ? The grit, grime and never being able to be killed. What won’t kill me, will make me stronger.