Living With Depression, Or Dying With Depression:
Depression! A very simple word to hear. Is this a disease or a mental disorder? Or it is a feeling or mood?
Is it a serious problem that takes anyone’s life? Why people hesitate in speaking about it? There are lots of questions arising when we talk about depression. So here we discuss meaning and reasons for depression and how to deal with it.
Depression is a mental disorder, mainly caused due to loneliness or failure. It can lead to low mood and having the least interest in daily activities like eating, bathing, and sleeping. A depressed person doesn’t want to interact with anyone whether from family or friends. They feel they are alone on this planet and there is no motive of their lives.
Who can suffer from Depression?
Anyone from any age group male or female can suffer from depression. Rich or poor, girl or boy, married or unmarried can suffer from it. It is a long term mental situation that is not bounded to any particular kind of category. It can happen to anyone anytime.
One of the main reasons for depression is loneliness. A person thought there is no one in the whole world who listen to him and take care of him. In research, it is found that people who live away from family are getting depressed easily.
Is it right to attempt suicide in depression?
No, absolutely not. Suicide or harm ourselves is not a solution to any problem. If there is something that disturbs one’s mind if there is something that makes them feel alone then they have to talk about it to there family and friends. If there is no one who listens to them than consult to the psychiatrist. No one has the right to take one’s own life. Life is a gift from God and he has the right to decide when to end our life. Before attempting suicide one has to think about parents and family at least once.
How to deal with it?
When anyone feels depressed then there are some ways to deal with it.
- Interaction – When one feels lonely or alone when a thought runs in mind that there is no one to hear you, the only way to cope up with your feeling is to try to interact. Call your friend or family, who are close to your heart, and share your feeling. Speak about things that run in your mind. Surely it will work and you will feel light and relaxed.
- Practice relaxation techniques – Relaxation techniques can help relieve symptoms of depression, reduce stress, and improves feelings of joy and well-being. Try meditation, yoga, deep breathing, or exercise.
- Do things you love to do – It is obvious in depression, you can’t force yourself to have fun or experience pleasure, you can push yourself to do things, even when you don’t feel like it. You might be surprised at how much better you feel once you’re out in the world. Even if your depression doesn’t lift immediately, you’ll gradually feel more energetic as you make time for fun activities. Pick up a hobby or a game you used to like. Express your creativity through music, art, or writing. The best is to go out with friends and enjoy our outing.
Here are some quotes related to Depression
The real fear of depression isn’t dying, it’s living with yourself, forever
“I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. “—Elizabeth Wurtzel, author
“In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love.”—Søren Kierkegaard, philosopher
“Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. And our depression is our lives.”—Chuck Palahniuk, writer
What to do when one finds another person in depression?
When you find anyone, a friend or someone from the family then don’t judge them. Try to speak to them and try to have a good conversation with them. Assure them that you are trustworthy and well-wisher and a good friend. A friend whom they can share anything and everything. A one who is always standing by-side, a one who is always there when/she needs them. A depressed person needs condolence and cares not judgment.