Are You Depressed?

Did you know that you could be depressed and not be aware of it?

Depression is a funny thing.  It can sneak up on you.

At first, you may feel frustration or anger.

But if this continues, and you are unable to find a solution to your challenges, you will then become sad and hopeless.

Someone close to you may notice it first.  They may notice that you are not smiling anymore.  Or that you are losing weight.  Or that you are not doing the hobbies you used to enjoy.

You may notice that you are tired a lot, lack energy, have trouble sleeping, and have a hard time concentrating.

You may have a pervasive feeling of hopelessness. Maybe even suicidal thoughts.

If you find that you are feeling these ways most of the day for at least 2 weeks every single day, you should seek help for major depressive disorder.

And if you have been feeling this way for more than 2 years, you may have a persistent depressive disorder.

In any case, there is hope for you.

Depression is usually treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

You can go to a psychiatrist or a general practitioner to get medication.

And you can seek help from a trained therapist who will help you explore the sources of your depression and shift your thoughts so that you can see the world in a positive way again.

If you do not want to take medication, at the least, see a psychotherapist. Many people feel better with just the help of some psychotherapy sessions.

There is no reason to go through life feeling sad and hopeless.

There are always solutions and new possibilities.

A therapist can guide you through the maze.

And help you get to the other side where you can feel alive again.

"No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible."