‘deep well’ anatomy.


The deep well of depression is a metaphor that best describes my perspective of what depression looks like. I believe that before we can begin our journey in healing, we first must gain a conceptual understanding of the anatomical features that make up this ‘dark place’ that serves to mentally incapacitate a person. I believe that this “deep well perspective” exercise can create a catalyst for hope in a disorder that otherwise cultivates many debilitating symptoms, particularly hopelessness.

The diagram below is a graphical representation of my deep well of depression perspective. Within this diagram lies 7 features that make up the anatomy of this deep, dark well:

1. person treading the dark water of despair

2. weeds of damaging beliefs

3. piranha of depression

4. sun

5. rope of support

6. cover of the well

7. ladder of liberation