Marion Cotillard said, “when people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” How many times has it felt like, “they just don’t understand me?” The simple truth is they don’t understand what you are experiencing because they are not you.
Depression is a mood disorder. It is the experience of sadness, hurt, pain, loss, or anger to a higher degree, and if not controlled, depression can interfere with one’s daily activities. When you feel so low and consumed with guilt and condemnation, then you are probably depressed.
Causes of Depression
When you are experiencing the symptoms of sadness, loneliness, guilt, condemnation, it is important you know the causes of these feelings. Your ability to identify these causes is the first step towards getting better.
According to WHO stats, approximately 280 million people in the world have depression, and this is why we must understand the causes of depression, which includes:
#1 Old Age
#2 Family Gene
#3 Substance Misuse
#4 Conflicts with Others
#5 Hormonal Changes in Women
#6 Grief from Losing a Loved One
#7 Drugs Like Codeine, Morphine, etc.
#8 A Life-Threatening Medical Condition
#9 Abuse: Sexual, Emotional, or Physical
Now that you know the causes of depression, when next you feel depressed, ask yourself: Why am I depressed? Your ability to answer this question is the first step to coming out of it. Drew Gerald said, “Look outside, and you will see yourself. Look inside, and you will find yourself.”
Whenever you’re depressed, what you need to do is look inward to find out what the causes are, then you can look into getting treatment. Also, never forget to remind yourself of the KING that you are. YOU ARE UNSTOPPABLE; not even depression can!