Depression is never easy. No matter how strong or resilient you think you may be, it will creep up on you, and it will leave a virtually indelible mark upon you. From then on, everything begins to feel different.
It is without a shadow of reasonable doubt, one of the most serious and devastating widespread mental disorders. It can be treated with counseling, but it’s important to address your feelings by talking them out with someone you trust. Yet, even today in the 21st century, there’s still so much stigma surrounding depression, making it difficult for those who suffer from depression to speak up about their condition. Not only does depression impact one’s self-esteem, but also one’s relationships and normal daily activities.
To that end there are some important points to remember about depression:
- Depression is a real illness that should not be taken lightly.
- It can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender.
- Depression is not a sign of weakness or lack of character.
- There are many different causes of depression, including genetics and chemical imbalances.
- There are many ways to treat depression, including medication and therapy.
- Depression can make everyday activities seem impossible to complete.
- Recovery is possible and there is hope for those who suffer from it.
- Remember that you are not alone.