Faith And Hope

Through Depression

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss

The teenage years can be tough, and it’s perfectly normal to feel sad or irritable every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is that you don’t have to feel this way. Help is available and you have more power than you think.

Well, we all know what depression is, what are the signs and symptoms of it. But we don’t know what it feels like.
“It was not really alarming at first, since the change was subtle, but I did notice that my surroundings took on a different tone at certain times: the shadows of nightfall seemed more somber, my mornings were less buoyant, walks in the woods became less zestful, and there was a moment during my working hours in the late afternoon when a kind of panic and anxiety overtook me…” – William Styron, Darkness Visible

HELP YOURSELF-
1.Take care of yourself.
2.Recognize that your feelings of anger, frustration and helplessness are valid.
3.If you are in a sexual relationship with this person, don’t take it personally if they have lost interest in sex.
4.Know when to let go. You have to move on with your own life.

HELP YOUR FRIEND-
1.Listen to what he/she has to say.
2.If living together, take responsibility of doing small chores.
3.Learn about depression from books, articles and talk to other people.
4.Take it seriously when your friend talks about suicide.
5.Remind them of their strengths.

Learn from Depression-
Don’t lose hope. There’s happiness on its way.
You can’t expect to be good mood every time, but there is no harm in trying.
Alcohol isn’t your friend.
The people who haven’t gone through the same situation have a tough time understanding your pain.
Self Compassion is the key.
A lot of time alone isn’t a good idea.
Exercise and get your body in shape. Healthy body, healthy mind.
Every journey is different than the other.
You can make it through.   large

So don’t give up! Have faith and hope about whatever that is happening.
Sadness is always temporary. This too shall pass..

 

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