‘Depression’ a term we talk off so casually, is a monster instead. A devil which lurks around us for an easy target, a vulnerable one. You are rich, significant, successful or a daily struggler, nothing matters. All it wants is ‘possession’ of your body and brain.
I remember my granny once told me,
If you believe in God, you must in Satan too. There are always two sides of a coin, it totally depends on you which one to choose.
Is this a disease or just a disorder?
Depression is a mood disorder, not a disease. One feels constant sadness, lack of interest and disoriented at times. Clinical depression or major depressive disorder are other two names for it. Depression affects our emotional and rational behavior. Feeling blue, uninterested, hopeless, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness are just a few of the symptoms.
As per Mayo Clinic, regular episodes of depression or once in lifetime depression is for real and one just cannot ‘snap-out-of-it’. There are various causes that can lead a normal person to be distressed. Unrealistic goals, family problems, studies, career, relationships, society, and many more. A person undergoing depression is not always suicidal, but yes he/she might indulge in self-harm or inflicting severe pains to self or others.
Who is more vulnerable to Distressed or Depressed?
There is no clear-cut demarcation to that, from young kids, children, teens to elderly anyone can get this disorder. A person who might look happy and pleasant from outside might be inflicted by stress from inside. Celebrated life, single, workaholic, housewives, anyone can be a victim of depression.
With the staggering number of suicides reported worldwide, and few names were real shockers to one and all. Kate Spade, the label everyone wishes to own once in a lifetime. Robin Williams, there could be no one like him ever. Anthony Bourdain the one who made food look so fancy and exotic.
Is there any Help or Treatment for Depression?
With regular treatment and right counseling, people come out of depression. Treatments like Psychological, Medical, and other supporting sources help combat depression in people. Experts diagnose behavioral symptoms of depression, examine the type of disorder like bipolar or clinical.
There are various helplines where one can talk anonymously and take advise. Especially in the case of suicidal tendencies, where people feel extreme loneliness and detached from everyone. But the biggest challenge is to accept the help. The people who need help, are the ones who live in denial of it.
There is one such helpline called AASRA which is a ‘crisis intervention center for the lonely, distressed and suicidal.’ One can get help by calling AASRA on 022-27546669 (24/7) or email them email@example.com. They believe in active listening and tactfully handle the situation by demotivating the person concerned of taking any drastic step.
So next time you see or realize someone needs help, hold yourself for a moment and listen. Your listening might avert someone’s drastic step. Talk to strangers, write an open post on social media and REACH out. Everyone around you is ready to listen, just open up and talk.
THINK. REACH. SHARE. TALK. Ping or mail of you need me or just drop a hello.
The content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Week 2 for Blogger’s League #OpenNTalk
Last week we received some 36 blog posts for #OpenNTalk entries and loved them all. Social Media had our league’s team hashtags all over. The eight wonderful teams have accomplished the task of week 1 and from here we move to Week 2.
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