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Depression and the ways for getting out of it

The silent killer that takes lives without warning, punishment, or any sympathy; depression is truly one of the most prominent mental illnesses in the world. Depression has been defined as a mental illness-inducing a severe and staunch feeling of sadness. The term depressed is coined in English as a temporary sadness that everyone experiences in their life. Despite that depression is more active in women, it is still one of the most common mental illnesses in the world. It affects anybody, regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic standing. Nervous breakdowns are commonly associated with depression and are often identified due to the confusion and fear that depression brings. Depression heavily influences emotions and one’s outlook on life and more than often ends up changing a person’s life in a major way. People experiencing depression often feel sad every day and cry very often, making that too another daily routine. Even when participating in activities that used to bring joy, people begin to lose interest and begin secluding themselves from people and things they love. Depression still exists in the teen population and recently has begun increasing in numbers. Reports of depression in teenagers have shown different signs from those of adults. Physical complaints are very common in the younger crowd, including stomachaches and headaches. It also leads to or is in correlation with eating disorders or abnormality, social withdrawal, and of course, depressed mood. They may feel unenthusiastic about school and other activities. Their sleeping patterns become irregular and unhealthy, they may sleep more, but still, feel an extreme lack of energy or enthusiasm.

However, there are small steps you can take to help you feel more in control and improve your overall sense of well-being:-

  •  Meet yourself where you are

           Every day with this disorder is different. It’s important to take your mental health                  seriously and accept that where you are right now isn’t where you’ll always be.

  • Know that today isn’t indicative of tomorrow

          Today’s mood, emotions, or thoughts don’t belong to tomorrow. If you were                          unsuccessful at getting out of bed or accomplishing your goals today, remember that               you haven’t lost tomorrow’s opportunity to try again. Give yourself the grace to                     accept that while some days will be difficult, some days will also be great. Try to look            forward to tomorrow’s fresh start.

  •  Do the opposite of what the ‘depression voice’ suggests.

           The negative, irrational voice in your head may talk you out of self-help. However, if            you can learn to recognize it, you can learn to replace it. Use logic as a weapon.                     Address each thought individually as it occurs.

  •  Reward your efforts.
           All goals are worthy of recognition, and all successes are worthy of celebration.                    When you achieve a goal, do your best to recognize it. You may not feel like                          celebrating with a cake and confetti, but recognizing your own successes can be a                  very powerful weapon against depression’s negative weight.

Lastly, life will throw many hurdles at you, instead of running away from them or even failing to cross them, one should always believe in himself as people don't know but they have the ability to achieve wonders.