Emily was unapologetically beautiful ; she was rich, very friendly, intelligent and extremely charming. Her smile was one of a dropdead gorgeous, so beautiful. Everyone that came across her would always have good things to say about her.
When anyone falls apart, she was always there to fix them and make them feel better.
There was this part no one saw about her. Beneath the ever charming, free giving, ever lively and charismatic young woman lies a weak woman in despair. Most times she just wants to be alone. Not a day goes by that thoughts of killing herself doesn’t pop in her head. She always believed that the world would be a better place without her.
You would agree with me that she does a good job in hiding her sadness from people and emily isn’t the only one who feels depressed.
It could be as a result of depression . On the other hand, depression could be as a result of blooms of youth like the Bible calls it (a stage before adulthood), illness, financial problems, marital issues, loss of a loved one (in death), a breakup and so on.
: change in mood/behavior, loss of interest in practically all activities, an intense feeling of worthlessness, guilt, social isolation, loss of appetite, lack of sleep.
What you should do –
1. I want you to know that “everyone” at some point or the other has been through depression, though it might not have been the same situation, but just know you’re not alone.
2. whether you’re suffering from clinical depression or are just passing through some emotional phase, depression can be totally handled.
For example, a routine exercise, healthy meals and getting enough sleep can go a long way to stabilize your emotions.
What if it it seems impossible to come out of depression?
- Change your outlook about the situation – instead of blaming yourself for what might have happened, learn to accept that you cannot change the past. That way you start veiwing things from a more positive outlook, and You’re more likely to look for ways to cope with the situation rather than a drastic end to it.
Now imagine this; lets assume you are lost in a well-known dangerous neighborhood, its getting dark and you already seeing strange faces lurking around every corner. Would you keep trying to find your way out by yourself or would it be wise if you ask someone you trust for directions? What would you do?
- Depression can be compared to that neighborhood, and most times you cannot get out of it ” yourself”. It is also true that two heads are better than one. So Why not talk to someone (a matured person) maybe your parents or an elderly person. Necessarily someone “not your age ” but someone who is matured and experienced.
You might not want to confide in someone older, you might be more comfortable with your peers, because they’re easy to talk to or you might think the elderly ones have no idea how depression works, which is not true.
Like I said earlier “everyone has been through depression, though in different situation “. So, trust me, they are in the best position to help you.
When scaling a mountain , would you expect to be at the top of the mountain in your first step? You’ll agree with me that, you will have to take your step gradually one after the other.
So also it is with depression, though it might take time,(which if it does, do not hesitate to seek help “professionally”)but you,( my dear can overcome it😄.
I hope this post was helpful.
Thank you for reading!
Reference- young people ask, answer that works by Jehovah’s witnesses.
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