Everyone suffers occasionally from “The Blues”. That feeling of sadness. It’s not uncommon and can be caused by many things. You can feel sad when a loved one leaves home for the first time or when the holiday season is over.
What if that sadness lasts a long time?
You could have depression. Depression is defined as an illness that can cause despair, lack of interest in life, sadness and hopelessness.
Symptoms of depression include physical and mental. Some signs are insomnia or the need to sleep all the time, lack of concentration, over or under eating, lack of sex drive, severe stress and/or anxiety and severe mood swings.
Do you feel like you have to put on a happy face or feel like life is not worth living? If so, you should seek out medical help.
I, myself, am a long time sufferer of depression. It began a little more than four years ago.
It was agonizing. Long bouts of crying at all hours of the day and night. Anything and everything would set me off. In between crying sessions, I spent hours either screaming and yelling or not talking at all. Sometimes, I’d just sit on the bedroom floor and wonder why I was even here.
Yes, I even had thoughts of suicide.
After many months of this erratic behaviour, my husband insisted I visit the doctor. He just couldn’t handle me anymore. Who could blame him? The thought of him leaving prompted me to do something.
Through the help of my own doctor, I received not only physical help but mental help as well.
Medication and talk. I believe it was a life saver for me.
If you suffer, seek help. There is no shame and life is worth living! You can be whole again.