Leave me alone!

Depression is a state of mind that leaves a person wanting to be left alone. There are many lows in depression that is not really understood by those around a person dealing with depression. “Leave me alone” is what most depressed people feel.  It may difficult to approach a depressed person.

Mild depression should never really last more than a short period of time, a few weeks to a month is reasonable. If depression is persistent, then it can become far worse. 

Being depressed can lead to more serious concerns other than what is listed below. Self-destruction, substance or alcohol abuse and possible suicide. 

Counseling is important for anyone dealing with any type or level of depression. It allows freedom to live a more productive life. 

Depression is Symptomatic

If you are experiencing Depression, there is a reason and often it is not pretty. It is hard to understand and even harder to explain. It is a loss of some kind that has a cycle of in one’s life. 

Some of the obvious symptoms are:

  • Sadness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of motivation
  • Low self-esteem 
  • Hopelessness
  • Isolation
  • Negative thoughts
  • Severe mood swings

Mild depression should never really last more than a short period of time, like a month or two. If depression is persistent, then it can become far worse.

What is causing my depression? 

Things happen in life and sometimes, we are not able to handle the change. Depression is often caused by unexpected disturbances that create change in a negative way. 

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Job loss
  • Illness or Disease
  • Relocation
  • Personal conflict
  • Genetics

These are major causes of depression. The list is endless but when a person is feeling depressed, there is a reason and seeking support is vital. 

Overcoming Depression

It is harder to say that one is going to “get over it” than what one thinks. There are ways to understand what is causing it but there are ways to beat it too. Talking about the cause is important. Understanding the cause is important. Addressing the cause is more important. 

It might sound “crazy” but in order to overcome depression, you must first want to overcome depression. You must want to deal with finding ways to find your new normal after the depression. How can you do it? 

First, you have to make a deal with yourself- I am going to beat the depression that is altering my life. I will make a plan to overcome my current state of mind. 

What can really make the difference? It is recreating the connections to those that care about you. Your family and friends want you back and will help you IF you ask them to help you. By asking for help, your loved ones will see that you are emerging from the current state of mind and will help you to recover. 

Strategies to Recovery

What type of activities were you involved in before the depression? Think of activities outside the home: fitness, networking, volunteering, favorite hobbies, vacationing and even a new job. You may need to force yourself to make changes, it is up to you and how soon you are willing to move forward. No one can make you do anything. 

If you are facing severe depression, you should seek professional help. 

Sunshine is the greatest cure for almost anyone. Feeling a slight breeze, walking in the park,