Depression is an extremely critical mental condition which is becoming very common nowadays. There are lots and lots of myths circulating about Depression among people. These myths have created a false description of depression in the mind of people.
Most of the common audience feels that depression means being sad for any particular reason. If someone is feeling sad about anything, then they give it a term that he or she is depressed. This is the reason, depression is not taken so seriously by people.
But there is a dearth in education about mental health among the masses. They don’t know how important it is to understand mental health and their different issues. The lack of awareness in society has made depression a taboo. People just don’t want to talk about it. Mental health problems are very critical and it is necessary to talk about it more.
What is Depression?
Before we write anything further on this topic, it is necessary to describe the real meaning of depression.
Depression is a mental condition which lowers the mood of an individual. It basically makes one person feel sad, empty, and lonely. People also tend to lose interest from the things that they used to love before. Depression can also create lots of stress inside one’s mind.
The mind becomes filled with negative thoughts. There is also a loss of hope inside one’s heart. It can become very dangerous and sometimes depression had developed suicidal thoughts inside people’s mind as well.
How to help someone through depression?
You might find lots of articles in the internet telling you various ways for treating depression. But keep one thing in mind that people writing in the internet are not therapists. No one can treat your depression by saying some motivational lines to you.
It is so strange that whenever we suffers from any physical problems we immediately see a doctor. We take physical health so seriously. Do you go and watch any Youtube video or a blog for curing any physical disease. Sure, you can get some help and advice from people but you also see a doctor.
Similarly, if you are suffering from a medical condition like Depression which is so severe, it is necessary to consult someone who is educated in curing such conditions. You cannot rely totally on internet blogs and articles for curing a serious mental condition like depression.
There is a reason why people like therapists, counsellors and psychologists exists. It is impossible to cure any disease whether it is physical or mental by just following some blogs or videos in the internet. You should consult a therapist if you ever feel like you are suffering from depression or any other mental problems.
Also don’t rely on your family members for curing your mental diseases. Family and friends can definitely support you but they cannot cure your mental problem. Do you ever go to any friend for curing your fractures or any physical diseases? You visit a doctor because their job is to cure those things.
Hence, we can only show support to anyone suffering from depression. But if you want them to get cured, force them to visit a therapist. This will be the biggest help you will do to them.
Always remember that somebody else can only show support but they cannot cure your mental problems.
Is depression overrated?
This is the biggest misconception around people. Everyone thinks that depression and other mental problems are quite overrated. And it does not have any big consequences in one’s life. But this is wrong.
It’s high time that people should change their perspective for depression. It can happen to anybody. The happiest people can also suffer from depression. Thus, take your mental health seriously. If you are mentally strong and healthy, you will be able to win lots of battles in your life.
Physical health is important, but if you are just strong physically but your mind is weak then you won’t be able to win anything in your life. It is necessary to educate yourself about mental diseases like depression. Don’t follow the internet blindly. Do a proper research and help people around you who are suffering from this severe problem.
As the world is advancing, lots of people are getting diagnosed by mental problems. There are cases where people have committed suicide due to mental problems. Hence, take care of your mental health and at the same time help people around you as well to fight against depression.