Depression can hit any of us, even the most happiest person you know! Depression means much more than being unhappy, teary and fed up for a few days. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Depression can change someone's world upside down and it is such a shame that many people won't even know you have it. It's something most people can hide with a smile.
There are many symptoms of depression. You can get mild depression or severe depression. These are just some of the symptoms and signs of depression -
- Feeling sad.
- Feeling hopeless and useless.
- Having no energy.
- No interest in doing things that you used to enjoy before.
- Thoughts of harming yourself/suicide thoughts.
- Feeling worthless, like you life isn't worth living anymore.
- Very tearful, breaking down.
- Finding it hard to sleep but feeling tired.
there are more.
If anyone even thinks that they are depressed then please go to the doctors. There are to ways of treating depression, taking anti-depressants or counselling. You need someone to listen to how you feel and there are people out there who will listen to you and help you.
The last thing someone with depression wants to hear is 'You will be fine' , 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger', 'Get over yourself', 'Don't be silly' or just someone else talking about themselves or how they feel (comparing).
Depression is nothing to be embarrassed about. Depression is a serious illness that needs treating before you get worse. Even if you think you have very mild depression, go to the doctors to get yourself treated before it gets worse. If you don't feel confident enough to go to the doctors then there are numbers to phone.
This post was written in memory of the amazing actor Robin Williams who will be truly missed!