Depression: how to fight it and win
Depression is familiar to everyone. Why not? Life is full of difficulties, and fate often challenges us. Everything can affect your mood, ranging from bad weather and ending with a tiff with your loved one. And what if everything is not so bad, but your hands are still falling, and life ceases to seem interesting.
If this feeling is long enough and prevents you from living, or is repeated over and over again this is a clinical case of depression. It is impossible to “brush aside” such a state and it is very difficult to cope with it yourself.
Signs of depression
Signs of depression include feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Outwardly, this may be manifested in the loss of interest in your favorite activities, sports, and all that was previously an integral part of your life. Being depressed, you may suffer from malnutrition or insomnia, or, conversely, from overeating and drowsiness. In addition, there may be other signs: failure in school, work, in relationships with friends. It is necessary to distinguish the clinical picture of depression from other emotions. If you have lost a loved one, your grief and sadness have been a normal phenomenon for some time.
This feeling can last from a few weeks to a year. And this is natural. But sometimes this feeling cannot be overcome even over time, and this can cause depression. A painful condition can be so dangerous that it often ends in suicide. According to the coordinator of the Samaritan program of psychological assistance to adolescents, girls in the adolescent period are more prone to suicide than young men, although young men are more likely to die from suicidal attempts. Girls, as a rule, are looking for ways to solve their problems, discussing them with someone, either in conversations or in letters, which eases their situation.
Where and how you can help in case of depression. It is very important to immediately help a person, especially a teenager who is in a state of depression, on the verge of suicide. If this happened to you, then start with a frank conversation with people who can listen to you and take you seriously. If this happened to your friend, then make him ask for help. In the case of adolescents, help should be sought, first of all, from an adult who has experience in resolving such situations.
If for some reason you do not want to talk about it with friends, contact the relevant organizations and psychological aid agencies that work around the clock and provide professional assistance. Helplines are placed in all telephone directories. In order to overcome depression, psychotherapy and drug treatment are necessary. Depression necessarily retreats if you do not give up and believe in life and yourself.