Living with depression isn’t a walk in the park, nor is it a barrel of laughs. It’s hard work, that’s what it is and don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Take a look around and make sure all of your friends and family are doing okay. It can only take a few minutes to save someone’s life. If you think that someone might not be doing okay, just take a few minutes to let them know that you care, and you’re there for them.
There is no one size fits all approach to living with and overcoming depression. For every person that has one symptom, someone else has a completely different experience. The only thing you can do is learn how to successfully deal with your own depression. Depression comes along with a whole heap of its friends too, anxiety, paranoia, stress, and obsessive compulsion disorders. Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you may be able to add some together and get a whole lot of different things written under your diagnosis.
Whatever form your mental health conditions take, learning about what you are dealing with is your number one priority.
Depression can be caused by a variety of different factors.
- Abuse can often lead to depression in people later in life. It could be either sexual abuse, physical abuse, or emotional abuse.
- Certain prescription medications can cause you to have a higher risk of depression, always be aware of the medication your taking and monitor side effects.
- Problems in relationships such as marriage, friendships, or family relationships can all lead to depression.
- The sudden death or loss of friends, family or loved ones can all lead towards depression.
- Some studies have shown that certain people are more predisposed to depression, having it passed down from one generation to the next.
- Major life changing events can all lead to depression, good or bad.
- Serious illnesses can sometimes lead to people suffering from depression.
- Substance abuse can commonly be related to people with depression. Whether or not the substance abuse leads towards depression or vice versa is sometimes unknown.
- PTSD or traumatic events can often lead towards depression and a host of other mental health conditions.
If you know someone who may be suffering from depression, then take a few minutes to let them know that you care about them. You might just save someone’s life one day. If you or someone you know may be suffering from depression, and you would like to speak to someone, then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at Bob Bray Author.