When you hear the word depression most think of feeling down or sad, but usually you don’t think of it as a mental illness or disease. In today’s society we hide depression from others because we feel it is not acceptable to be sad, or to let others know that we have faults. Depression is a darkness that can overwhelm you, it can take your happiness away and replaces it with negative thoughts. Many people use depression to attract attention, which gives depression a bad reputation. Depression is not just a sad feeling or an attention seeker like society thinks, it is a serious mental illness that is common in many Americans, makes it difficult to live in a normal way, can be life threatening, and with the proper help is treatable.
When someone is asked to go out but the person is sick, it is immediately ok and the person will understand. But when a person says they feel down or mentally unfit, they shake their head at them, claiming they just needed an excuse There is such a stigma surrounding mental disorders. People with depression and anxiety often won’t speak out because they are afraid of being judged. People don’t take mental illnesses seriously.
Sufferers develop low self-esteem from thinking that they are different from not being able to communicate properly and thinking that other people are thinking of them in a humiliating and negative way. Often people with social anxiety believe that they are worse than others, and are not loved. Depression soon arrives after thinking negative thoughts for such a long time that it over takes them and consumes their minds. Depression can lead to the person having suicidal thoughts which can eventually lead them to taking their own life. Because of the severity of social anxiety, it should be treated as a mental illness.
Nobody wants to feel sad and hopeless but with depression that 's how you feel all the time. Untreated depression is a serious cause, there can be many different downfalls to this such as suicidal thoughts or committing suicide, insomnia, loss of appetite, the need of hurting yourself and mixed emotions. Did you know 90% of people who die from suicide have depression or other mental disorders ( Goldberg 3). Should depression go untreated? No, depression shouldn’t go untreated because they feel alone, but they need to take the necessary step of looking for help even if it’s without medication.
People who are suicidal are often misunderstood as people who cannot be helped or who are just crazy. Others often think that suicidal individuals will be suicidal regardless how others treat them (both positively and negatively). Although, the truth is not all suicide can be prevented but most can. Suicide may be avoided though knowing the warning signs, school interference and going through therapy. Although, to rational people suicide never fixes anything but, to suicidal individuals it is the only way of escaping their problems.
People usually attempt suicide to block unbearable emotional pain, which is caused by a wide variety of problems. A person attempting suicide is often so distressed that they are unable to see that they have other options. We can help prevent a tragedy by trying to understand how they feel and helping them to look for better choices that they could make. Suicidal people often feel terribly isolated because of their distress, they may not think of anyone they can turn to, fu... ... middle of paper ... ... taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone.
However, many people go through life having been depressed at one time or another. Depression can be especially cruel in that it doesn't affect just the depressed person, but everyone around them, too. Someone who is depressed can be very difficult to deal with. What makes this so cruel is, that as a relationship with the depressed person become strained to the point where others avoid having anything to do with them, this further contributes to a deeper depression and makes the person feel even more isolated which might intensify the depression. Being depressed can affect three major areas in a persons life, in the first area it can affect your workplace.
Depression can COME ABOUT from a multitude of negative aspects or events one experiences or even from the gloomy environment one is surrounded by. “Although depression may occur only one time during your life, usually people have multiple episodes of depression” (Depression). Individuals who experience those negative life activities that eventually lead to depression, are not receiving the proper treatment or attention to guide them away from the idea of suicide. Getting help and simply talking to someone about their emotions or thoughts is something that is very hard to express due to the fact that numerous suicidal individuals do not wish to put the problem on others and don’t want others to express any sympathy for them. The depression that people tend to get suckered under takes a toll on the thinking and thought processes that one
The major symptoms have a severe negative effect on someone’s life and their body. So dreadful that can drive them insane, they begin to harm themselves by consuming unhealthy substances such as drugs and alcohol. Depression often drives people to commit suicide. Also their lack of self-convince pushes someone to not value their life and kill themselves to escape from a life that has no longer meaning to them. As well, they cut themselves, they think the pain of the wound will make them feel better and they think of it as an alternative way to deal with their problems.
Melancholic features leaves them with a lack of response to something that used to bring them happiness. Worsened mood and a sluggish feeling. Those who suffer from depression can look for help but those who do not suffer from it, there is no sure way of preventing it. There are things that can be done to try to prevent it. Like taking steps to control stress.