Depression. The most widely known mental disorder we know. It affects a lot of people of various ages. The exact definition of depression would be “feelings of severe despondency and dejection.” now that seems like a logical definition. But I feel most people do not understand what it means. A lot of people just think that the person that is depressed just needs to grow up, and snap out of it. But it really isn’t that easy. As a person that absolutely hates to show emotion, I myself have depression. It kills me every day, and every day it’s a different battle. I get lost in my mind, in my emotions. I lose control of what I want to focus on, and what I want to feel. Once in the depressed state, at least from my experience, you feel lonely. Even if people are around and there for you. I still feel lonely. A better way to put depression, I think at least, is that depression in life is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though. Which makes it so hard to get better. However, thanks to western medicine, there is medication to help with the thoughts. To help stay in a better state of mind.
However, the most important thing you can do if you have depression, or know someone that does. Is to talk about it. Talk to them, see what’s wrong and offer help to try to fix it. Sometimes you have to force yourself, or that person, to get up and just go about your day. Get them their favorite meal. Just do all you can before it’s too late. From experience, just trust me. Do something. There hasn’t been one day that’s gone by that I haven’t thought about that person, and what I could’ve done. This is my way of repaying her. Helping others in any way I can.
Thus leaves me to ask you: What will you do?