“The eyes tell more than what words could ever say”
I am dedicating this blog to one of my Instagram followers, Antonia. I don’t have many, but this young lady followed me and I followed her back. I don’t know her at all. She posted a beautiful picture. But it was the caption that touched me the most. I asked her permission via DM, if I could use her picture and content for my blog and she agreed.
Thank you so much for your kindness.
“All I can say is depression is real no matter what the outside looks like. You never know what’s going on in the inside.” Antonia
According to Mayo Clinic, “Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.”
Depression is real, it’s serious, it’s not a joke. While depression is common it is often not taken serious by others around you. When you are depressed it has a negative impact on your feelings, actions, and your thoughts.
When you are depressed you are sad. You have no interest in what use to bring you joy. Of course, feeling sad is normal especially after a tragic life event or sudden life change. But sometimes you just can’t shake it.
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
- Persistent Sadness
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Easily irritated and agitated
- Feelings of Anger
If any of the above feeling persist continually, please seek medical care. Seeking medical help should not be embarrassing. Mental health is equally important as your physical health.
Once you seek medical care, your physician will provide you with the next level of care which maybe counseling, medication, or both.
I have suffered from depression and I still do when life wears my down and become overwhelming.
My onset of depression occurred when my mother and grandmother died. They both have been deceased for over 20 years and honestly I still struggle. There is nothing like a Mother’s love.
I had a dream one time about my mother, I was going through so much. In my dream, I was in the kitchen and she just came from behind, not the front, and just hugged me and told me “Everything is gonna be ok.” I held on to that dream for years. It was my therapy for many years, as I held on to that dream.
I live my truth, because no one can hold it against me. So never feel bad to seek medical care. That means you are not in denial of your issue. And that’s half the battle. Many people live in denial. That’s why suicide rates are so high.
Like Antonia, says you never what’s going on in the inside.
I encourage everyone to be kind and less judgmental of people with mental health, depression, and anxiety issues.
So to everyone that’s passing through something know that, weeping may come for a night but joy comes in the morning.
How do you get through hard times?
Has mental illness affected you? Comment below
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