“I am so overwhelmed! I can’t find a solution! I feel awful!” These are the pain signals of your emotions. Just like a burn, scrape, cut, bruise, itch, or sting your mind sends out emergency response messages. Mental pain. “Call 911! I’ve fallen into an abyss and can’t get out. I can’t take it anymore.”
When you suffer physical pain, it hurts until it goes away. Where does it go? Did you medicate it away? If it is a chronic condition like arthritis it will eventually return. Take more meds and eventually the side effects can overpower the first intent of taking them.
Mental pain, emotional pain, anxiety and depression are much the same. They result from an abundance of neural activity that exceeds your threshold to ignore. Likewise those feelings of anger, jealousy, contempt, and fear result from the animal core of your brain.
What to do? Lift yourself up beyond your physical and mental limitations. You are first of all a spiritual being. You are simply borrowing the vessel and instrument that you inhabit.
Your spirit does not suffer. Be longing after your spirit. Belong to your spirit. Ask for help as a spiritual being and you will receive. This is an answer that has been in front of you for your entire life. Accept it. It is true. Only you can provide yourself the spiritual meds that you need. By asking.