Monday, June 27, 2016

Living with depression

For so many people living with depression is part of their life. There are a lot of people that deal with extreme depression and then there are those that deal with what is considered mild depression.

Mild depression can basically be explained as having days when you don't want to deal with anything or anyone around you. Yes, it can be a very difficult time as you don't want to face all the things that are part of life. Wanting to basically tunnel in and hide from everything is the best way to explain what it feels like.

Of course depression varies from person to person but understanding some of what is going on is very important. Anyone can deal with depression at various times of their lives and there are times when it does seem harder than other times.

The signs and symptoms of depression are:
  • Feeling of helplessness and hopelessness.
  • Lose of interest in daily activities.
  • Appetite or weight changes.
  • Sleep changes
  • Anger or irritability
  • Loss of energy
  • Self-loathing
  • Reckless behaviour
  • Concentration problems
  • Unexplained aches and pains

Having someone you can talk to is very important when you are dealing with even the mild stages of depression. Another thing to remember is that being able to be around people even when you are depressed may help you feel a little less depressed. Of course, part of you is saying you just want to hide from the world but knowing that just being around others at some points may actually help you feel better.

It is very important to understand what depression is and what it feels like for each person. Depression isn't a one size fits all type of thing and even the treatment of it varies per person and that needs to be remembered. Being able to figure out what works for you and how you can overcome the feelings depression are very important.

Mild depression can result in a roller coaster of emotions and it can happen during one day or it can be a few days of these feelings. There are times of frustration, feeling of loneliness, and all those other feelings that seem to spin inside of you. Being able to face each of the feelings head on can make a difference in how the depression is handled.

Depression being mild or severe is a part of so many people's lives and just saying “get over it” doesn't help. When you think someone you know is feeling a little down why not ask them out for coffee or even just to talk. You may be just what they need, to let them know they are not alone and just listen to what they are saying. A friend being there to listen to what they have to say can pull them out of that place where they aren't feeling like they are valued.

When depression hits somethings people find listening to music can help me feel better or being able to sit and talk to that friend who understands helps. It is so difficult to say to someone that deals with depression that “you know how they feel” even if you yourself deals with depression. The feeling from one person to the next is so different so just being able to be there to listen to the other person can make a big different. If you are someone that deals with depression and someone else says “me too” that can let you know that are like you and they don't want to say “I know how you feel” because they may or may not.

Living with depression can be a challenge not just for the person that lives with it but their whole family. Being able to face that you do have even mild depression is important because you will be surprised how many other people will say “me too” when you even mention the word depression. Depression isn't such a bad word, as people have realized that it isn't something to be ashamed of and it is something that is very common in society now a days.

No comments:

Post a Comment