The ongoing pandemic not just hit hard on our economy but also has pressed a very sensitive nerve of our society. Staying at home for more than three months alone has taken a toll on a lot of people. Rising suicide cases, especially big names have made think of our mental health once again. We often panic whenever we feel any physical weakness or sickness but completely ignore our feelings.
We feel ashamed to acknowledge that mental health is also as important as our physical well being. That' why Relato has decided to talk about it openly and lend a helping hand for those who are in need.
A little bit of compassion and sensibility might save someone!
First of all, we want to tell all the ignorant souls to acknowledge that depression is as real as it gets. Before you make fun of someone for being sad, please read about it and gain some knowledge.
Depression ruins your energy, hope, and strength so badly it almost makes you suffocated. The activity we do naturally might feel exhausting to the person who is suffering from depression. For a very simple example, a person who loves to watch movies in the theatre, may not feel like doing it due to his/her mental state.
Depression can happen at any point in time and maybe to the strongest person you know. If someone is going through it, that does not mean he/she is weak. Once we understand that depression is just like any other illness, it’s not very difficult to battle it. All you need to show a little bit of care and compassion.
How difficult it is to deal with depression?
Depression can sneak up on us suddenly. Entering into our lives without detection until we suffer silence for weeks, months, or even years. It feels like a heavy, wet blanket thrown on top of us and we are unable to get out of it. one of the most common signs of depression is our loss of interest in seemingly everything, whether it’s a favorite pastime or the people closest to you. Few people find it even difficult to get out of bed.
Coping with depression is hard but not impossible
The most essential thing to do for overcoming depression is reaching out for help. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy perspective and sustain the effort required to beat depression on your own.
While we know that the very nature of depression makes it difficult to reach out for help, we still encourage people to talk to at least one person about it. When you feel depressed, naturally isolate yourself. Connecting to even close family members and friends can be tough at that point in time. You feel too exhausted to talk, ashamed to confess your situation, worthless, or guilty for neglecting certain relationships. But this is just a bad state of your mind. Staying connected to other people and taking part in social activities will make a world of difference in your mood and perspective.
How to help yourself out of depression?
When to get professional help for depression?
If you see your self-help steps are not working for you. Your positive lifestyle changes are also not helping you to get out of your depression, seek professional help. Depression can be treated and you will be able to lead a normal happy life again!