Let's not hold back here. Depression is completely shattering. It shatters relationships, families; LIVES. I cannot begin to tell you how many times my depression had shattered good things I loved having in my life. And you know what happens after all those good things are gone? More depression. More over thinking. More just 'wanting to die' and 'I can't do this anymore'. And it feels no matter what you do, depression is right around the corner waiting patiently for your unsettling appearance, just to wear you down a thousand times more.
Depression is attacking our generation. It's so easy to feel defeated. We can dread getting out of bed. Dread going to work at our jobs. Dread taking a long commute to get there or dread being around certain people. We can dread certain situations. Dread our obligations. There are a variety of situations that can make us completely unhappy. Especially if they seem to draw out for a long time.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over three percent of the American population suffers from depression at some point in their life. Many people who have this diagnosis do not seek medical treatment and choose to suffer alone. This can be detrimental to one's health, but if you are one that must bear this burden, know that there are things you can do to fight the negative feelings and keep your depression symptoms from completely taking over. You may make some routine changes to make things a tad bit better.
Hamlet said it best. “To be, or to not to be, that is the question,” the question of the hour, the week. In fact, it is the question of life. “To be or to not to be?” To live or to die? And there I was, in that moment. Would he chose life? Would he go on to make me feel awful another day? As it was, it was my fault. At least that’s what he said. It was my fault. I left him when he needed me most, but is it really my fault that that part in my life was over. I recognized that he was dragging me down. I had to get out of that relationship. He made me suicidal. He made me hurt. And yet, here I was. In this moment.
My loneliness stifles me.
I find solace in a dark room. The soft raindrops against my window actually feel comforting, but once again I find myself stuck inside my own mind. I’m racing through hallowed corridors, trying desperately to find a way out. It’s actually darker in there than it is outside right now. I can see through the iris, but can only decipher the numbers on my alarm clock. There’s a sharp pain in the right side of my head and I wince.
Depression is a rough topic. It's somehow managed to become both a disorder and a national discussion. The situation is further complicated by the fact that there's so much confusion over the disorder. People often talk about it while essentially discussing two very different things. And in doing so, they often lose sight of the fact that there are some very effective treatments out there. And one, in particular, is starting to get a lot more attention. But before we start to discuss how helping others can in turn help with your own depression, we'll need to cover a few other points.
At seven in the morning, my alarm sounded from the left side of my bed. My eyes opened and I rolled over, a hand reaching out to silence the shrill sound. I stared up at the white ceiling and listened to the ticking of the clock as it counted down the time I was wasting.
Depression can be defined as a mental health disorder that consists of being in a depressed mood, or having a loss of interest in daily life activities. Some may have what's known as chronic depression, which is defined as someone who has depression for a long-period of time. Because of these circumstances, Depression is considered a well-known disorder that almost everyone in their lifetime goes through. That also relates to why a vast number of people have a difficult time coping with depression, as it could lead to serious complications in health issues, or in some cases, thoughts of suicide. Symptoms of Depression can include a variety of issues such as fatigue, loss of appetite, insomnia, excessive crying, lack of concentration, and more.
For many people, depression can be a daily visitor. It may stick around for a few hours or it could be a part of your life for years with no relief. When you don’t know how to deal with your depression, it can get the best of you.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. This article is being written with basic knowledge from what i've seen, heard, and personally experienced.