Living With Depression
Where to begin with depression. Living with depression described by many is an ongoing battle with no end, the feeling of never being good enough, or the feeling of being worthless. There are many triggers that can cause depression, whether it’s your life not going as you planned or a family member passing away. Anyone who has experienced a family death can tell you that the depression caused by this is unbearable. How can someone live with this sort of dread? Mental health has recently received a lot of attention from the media with all the school shootings happening across America. The subject of school bullying plays a big factor in this but it isn’t the only cause. There are many causes of depression that I will list below. In this blog, we will go over different causes of depression and ways to cope with it.
Different Causes Of Depression
- School bullying
- Low economic status
- eating disorders
- Loss of a friend or family member
- Bipolar disorder
- Physical, sexual, emotional abuse
it is well known that school bullying has a major effect on students today and is an obstacle that all of us had to face in grade school. Unfortunately, this is something that is inescapable. We have all experienced bullying of some kind or have associated with someone who was bullied. Some get affected more than others, but that doesn’t mean this problem isn’t self-evident. If you have a child who is a victim of school bullying or you suspect your child is getting bullied I would suggest immediate action. This sense of hatred makes a child feel worthless, this feeling stays with the child forever and can cause severe depression. If you were bullied when you were a child, talk to someone about your experiences with someone you trust.
How To Get Over Memories Of School Bullying
- Show empathy for others
- Help people who were in your situation
- You don’t need alcohol or smokes you need people
- Acknowledge it was the past and know things are different
- Understand others
- Stay positive
Did you know 1 in 200 women suffer from an eating disorder? Women who suffer from such disorders bathe in depression, because to them they view life differently than we do. Eating disorders should be taken more seriously, as mental disorders can take its toll on a person’s health. Living with an eating disorder can be especially hard because you never seem to be happy with anything you eat and you often look at yourself in the mirror with disgust. It is recommended to talk to someone about your thoughts, have a sit down with your parents or significant other. It is key to not alienate yourself as this will cause harsh depression. Living with this is not easy, but possible with the right support.
Loss Of Family Or Friend
After a tragic loss, it is normal for people to fall into depression. Anyone who has experienced a family member passing away will tell you the same thing, under the circumstances that they’re in there is no way around it. This can be detrimental to someone’s life and well being. To someone’s relief, there are ways to cope with this. Although many people will say they’ll never feel better or they’ll be sad forever this doesn’t have to be the way it plays out. You can get better but you will need help. Living with this kind of grief is unendurable, this is the type of misery that leads to suicide. It tests your will and endurance, it tests your courage.
If you or a family member experience loss of this caliber, it is important to show undivided support. Understand that you will not make that person feel better but support them anyway. When times get dark, there is nowhere else to go.
SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255
SUICIDE PREVENTION: suicidepreventionlifeline.org