Depression

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Depression

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How does depression actually take over your life? Once depression starts to hit, it is incredibly hard to just push to the side. The old happiness and enjoyments from the past are gone. Being happy all of the time and making the best out of things are not there anymore. The good feelings will start to change in a negative way and it is so hard to bring those good thoughts back. Pushing loved ones and friends away will happen immensely. Being locked up in a mental prison by the mind is as frustrating for someone’s family and friends as it is for themselves. Relationships between friends, family, and significant others get tangled up so badly by fear of everything associated with anxiety and depression.

Before depression just hits, there will be a build up. The negative thinking, and everything negative in someone’s mind and life will build up and finally just get to them until they want to give up on everything. Once someone is at the final point, it is so hard to get back. They do not want to feel the pain anymore, they just want to be free of everything and it is so incredibly heartbreaking. It is heartbreaking to see someone who has so much love and potential in their life, to just get taken over by an illness just as so.

Depression changes a people in a strong way. They are no longer who they use to be. The happy and joyous person is missing. No one can find them, they can’t even find themselves anymore. Some people will try and get help but sometimes that help does not work. They have to try and save themselves and it feels as if it is impossible to do so. Anything around strongly negative thinking, negative thoughts, and negative physical and mental changes will most likely lead to depression. Not saying that if one has those every once in awhile, if someone is feeling this way every day, constantly, then it is a sign.

It is not impossible to try and keep helping yourself overcome this, even though it will definitely feel as though. Everyone deserves to be happy and go actually live their life. No one wants to be so upset and down. So why does depression happen to people? Why is depression so hard on most of us? Depression is more than just feeling “down.” Not many people realize this but it is not just that feeling. Everyone gets down on themselves or just in general through their life. Depression is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. Depression can also be triggered by genetics, changes in hormone levels, stress, grief, certain medical conditions, or difficult life circumstances.

There is another strong topic involving depression and that is clinical depression. Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression. It is also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. A constant sense of hopelessness and despair is a sign someone may have major depression, and or, clinical depression. it may be difficult to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy friends and other activities. Some people have clinical depression only once in their life, while others have it several times in a lifetime.

Many do not think that depression is something serious. There are many who say that depression is something that someone puts on oneself. Sometimes when people think that depression is a joke or it is”stupid”, they do not understand what others have to deal with. There are so many things that people might have to deal with once they get home or even in their heart or mind. When depressed, someone’s mind will be taken over pretty much. Everything’s a blur and they do not feel happy, joy, or even feel loved anymore.

Depression is not a joke. People have depression, it is a very real and serious issue. No, people do not fake their illnesses. So many people suffer from depression and at this rate of right now, it is only getting worse. There is so much going on with the world right now and mental illnesses are such a big deal. One of the bad things about having or dealing with this is that people actually take it as a joke and that it’s not real. People will say that someone is just faking it for attention. Mental illnesses should not be a joke anymore. Nothing should be a joke when people are losing themselves in illegal substances to try and make them feel better.

There are people who can pushed too far when they have depression. No one realizes it until one passes away that they knew. It does not hit someone hard enough to make them realize that people are not faking and that they really needed help until they are gone. Being depressed will hurt people in so many different ways. It is horrible to see someone change so slowly but yet quickly into someone no one wants them to be.

This is the number and website to the suicide hotline/lifelines that could possibly just at least help someone and save them, 1-800-273-8255 and https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.