There are many causes of depression. Some of the causes are: stress, life changes, physical health issues, family issues, pregnancy and birth. If you are a person that is dealing with depression due to any of these causes, it’s time to take action.
Before you jump into the dark room, step back and look at the situation with a brighter light. If you are dealing with a depressed mood and you are scared to death about it, I suggest that you do some self-help first. You may need a therapist, and if you are not comfortable with it, go with one. The longer it takes you to get treatment, the more depressed you will be.
The next step in self-help is to seek the light out there. It is okay to talk to people about the depression. You can share it with family members, friends, a spouse or even with the dog if that is your pet. You need to open up and share with other people and not feel like you are being embarrassed. People are more than willing to listen and talk to you.
Depression is just a down feeling that hits you over. You will need to learn to take some time for yourself, sleep, and eat well. Your body needs to rest to get better.
If you take some time for yourself and allow yourself to get better, it will become easier to cope with the stress that is taking over your life. The pressure of work and family and daily life stress can feel like a hug away.
When you find yourself in a depressive state, stay calm and don’t be ashamed. You are not the only one who feels this way. This is a common experience for people of all ages.