Depression Is More Than Ordinary Sadness.

Depression a physical physiological disorder but we don’t know enough about the brain to be precise. That’s why psychology and cognitive science exist because we can’t precisely fix depression so we have to abstract to higher-order concepts. Neuroscience exists, but we are still making headway.

Depression makes it harder to give. It’s hard to think of other people when you’re wrapped in a prickly blanket of sadness, and all you can think about is your pain. First step towards Healing is to understand that you need help and its okay to confide in people you trust. Try reading self help books, it may help you understand what you are going through and how can you deal with it. Instead of surpressing your feelings, deal with them.

No one knows exactly what causes depression, but it can occur for a variety of reasons. The cause is complex and likely a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. What we do know is that it is not a character flaw or caused by personal weakness.

Did you know – Even Abraham Lincoln suffered from chronic depression.

Facts about depression

  1. Depression is a mental disorder that affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. And it can strike anyone.
  2. A person with depression will not look into your eye.
  3. Boredom causes the mind to over think. People are less depressed when kept busy.
  4. Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are signs of deep trouble during depression. It must be dealt with immediately and needs immediate attention. People who self-harmed themselves twice will do it again. It must be dealt immediately. Self harm is a cry for help in itself.
  5. Depression symptoms can be physical as well as mental.
  6. Experiencing depression can cause people to withdraw from others in their lives such as their family, friends, or partners. Many people who have depression have a hard time in school or work. They miss assignments, can’t concentrate on their work, or feel overwhelmed by activities. This can lead to missing school or work.
  7. Friends are also an important part of depression recovery. we are social animals and we tend to secrete serotonin and other good neurochemicals when we communicate with others. we feel safe in the company of others. Serotonin is found to be at low levels of depression that causes mood swings .

A book that changed my life when I was dealing with difficult time and depression was “POWER”. It taught me to be grateful in life. It taught me how powerful our thinking can be and how law of attraction works. Law of Attraction is the belief that positive or negative thoughts bring positive or negative experiences into a person’s life. We attract what we think. Hence, we need to start thinking positively about everything in life.


People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Kent M. Keith

-Apurva

11 Comments

  1. Julia

    I think many people suffer with depression from time to time. When my mother passed away I felt like I got hit with a mack truck as it seemed the bottom fell out of my life. Praise God for His Holy word that was my saving grace. I lost a year of my life I can’t get back, but Gods grace is the only thing that can truly bring peace through the storms of life. Love the lion picture. Be Blessed.
    Julia

    1. Build your Presence

      You are right, many people suffer from depression and the strange thing is many don’t even realise that they are suffering from depression. We feel that may be we are just sad, or Emotionally down. I have been through it when I was in my teenage.. and never paid attention to it till I reached 25. When we do self harm and have suicidal tendencies it’s a cry for help. I wish people around us to have more empathy towards other state of mind. Thank you for sharing. God bless you with all the happiness 💗

  2. Sarah Blain

    Depression is a fickled thing. For someone who is depressed its actually hard to reach out and ask for help. I myself suffer from depression and bipolar. When my depressive state kicks in I withdraw and try my hardest to forget about the world outside.
    Though this was a fantastic read

    1. Build your Presence

      You are so right Sarah. I have been through this, so I know exactly how you must have felt and may still feel sometimes. I suffered from this in my teenage and have had self destructive nature till the age of 25. Thank fully I worked on myself and apart of Everything else working out helps a lot.

  3. Madhusudan

    Dear AP

    This one is really good!!

    We have always been ignorant on accepting that Mental health plays a very important role. And using that famous line “We live in a society…!” just says it all!

    Depression is even darker than nights!

    Try to put more stuff on this in different ways. If possible, use stories and please induce hope in it! We need plenty of it!

    Light up the darkness!

  4. tanveer

    Majority of people cannot share about their depression and get any help due to the lack of mental health awareness. keep up the good work of writing about importance of mental health.

  5. Prashansa Singh Thakur

    Ive overcome depression by myself and started working out. I developed the goal of bodybuilding. At first i was too skinny now im fit…gaining muscles, watching improvements. I love You, keep moving ahead and inspiring. ThankYou sister ❤️👏

    1. Build your Presence

      True, we often put ourselves at backfoot. And it starts impacting our mental health. Investing time for our own health Makes a lot of difference.

      I did the same when I realised that people and my own thought were messing my mind

      M glad you made that move to work on Yourself. Love you 💝 too honey

      Blessing
      Apurva

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