This post is more a daily reminder for myself than for others. But if it helps others, yes, then it is fulfilling.
I used to think I was the only one. Now I see I am not. A few researches here and there, are making me realising that depression is very common amongst women and in fact girls have higher chances of getting depression than guys.
Depression can at the very least range from simple mood offs to major behavioural changes. Sometimes a person can be depressed over a long period of time. And be unaware of it.
Reading about depression is in fact depressing but in fact, I choose to do so to steel myself to grim realities of life. It has made me realise i am at times, experiencing symptoms related to it. Recent days have made me aware of the seriousness of this and the dangers of neglecting this.
Many of us laugh it off and underestimate the “blues” in people. We take it for granted but only the sufferer knows the miseries brought about by depression.
What is important, is being aware of yourself, and learning to develop self-awareness of yourself..You need to know when something is not right..because only you can help yourself at the end of the day..It is your life.
We have to fight depression. Depression, unless detected and combatted can be dangerous. Ask me. I realise, it is something I am fighting with much of the time, though in a minor scale. In others, it can be gross and can even lead to suicidal attempts.
Drugs are available but I believe, we need to fight with our mind. Though drugs are always there to fall back on emergency.
At the end of the day, we need to take help when we need to , else we will end up being alone and voiceless and die a silent death. While the world walks by.
More importantly, we need to understand what is the reasons for depression to occur? Are we creating conditions which will create depression in someone else?
Fight for your life. Your happiness in your hands. Do not let people and circumstances create depression in you. Fuck them. Kick the causes out of your life. Stop saying ‘yes’ to what you don’t like. More importantly, this is an indicator that you are not living the life you want to.