I'm here to share another depression awareness post. My focus today deals with what depression feels like. Depression varies from person to person, but here are some of the things I've dealt with.
1. Staying in bed
People may look at depression as an excuse to stay in bed, but if you have dealt with depression you probably have an idea of what I'm talking about. I remember near the end of my Senior year in college, I would go to Spanish class in the morning and skipped all my other classes for a whole week. I would come back take a shower and stay in bed all day with the blinds closed. I guess I'm grateful for always doing pretty well academically in school because I would have probably been in a mess if I would've fell behind in my classes. Thankfully that never happened.
2. Trying to achieve what comes naturally to some people...happiness
I would be lying if I said sometimes it's a struggle to be happy especially if I'm feeling depressed. It's hard to focus on being happy especially if I'm going through something. When I feel like that, I just remember that the sadness I feel is not going to last always.
3. Feeling like no one understands
I think people can relate to the feeling of no one understands what they're going through. Well the reality is that sometimes people aren't going to understand what you're going through unless they've been through the same thing or a similar situation.
4. It's Not Fair that I Have Depression
During the times I feel or felt sad, I sometimes feel it's so unfair I have depression because of the frustration I feel/felt.
5. Knowing There's Hope
There is a silver lining because there is hope for dealing with depression. Like I mentioned in my earlier depression awareness posts, there are options that can help you cope with your feelings that vary from therapy, antidepressants etc.
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