Damn!!! I’m looking around and everyone is laughing. Have I missed the joke? In fact, I didn’t hear a joke, or a sound. What is that feeling? Someone please pinch me. My body feels numb to the touch. I got it! I know what to do! The mirror, I’ll look into the mirror! Damn… I still don’t recognize him, or should I say myself. Is that me? Wow, I look weary and restless. However, I’m the only one that sees it. My thoughts are empty. My steps seem to be without footprints. My shadows are filled with images of who I was. The desire and passion that once consumed me doesn’t fuel me anymore. What’s my issue? I don’t like what I’ve become.
Depression is a common mood disorder that impacts more than 300 million people worldwide. This blind and apathetic condition has mental and physical symptoms that may have an effect on your day to day ability to function.
At times depression feels unbearable. Many sufferers fringe on the boundaries of the point of no return. Others can’t brake the velocity of life’s free-fall, possibly catapulting them into irrational thinking, (e.g., I have nothing else to live for).
Can you recognize the signs of depression? These are 10 signs of Depression.
1. Persistent Sadness
Sadness is an emotional condition associated with, or characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, hopelessness and sorrow.
2. Self Loathing
A feeling of intense dislike or disgust; hatred.
3. Loss of Interest in All Activities
A drastic loss of interest in favorite activities is often a telltale sign of someone being draped with depression.
4. Irritability and Isolation
is the excitatory ability that living organisms have to respond to changes in their environment. The term is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli. It is usually used to refer to anger or frustration.
Isolation is the state of being alone or away from others.
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
6. Loss of Energy
A decrease in energy may occur due to sadness and other factors such as insufficient sleep caused by anxiety.
7. Disturbed Sleep Patterns
Some individuals with depression may develop abnormal sleep patterns, while often battling insomnia and frequent awakening throughout the night.
8. Change in Appetite and Body Weight
A change in appetite is common in individuals with depression. Some indulge themselves in uncharacteristic eating tendencies. They may display binge eating or a complete lost of appetite.
9. Reckless Behavior
A portion of individuals with depression may intertwine themselves in high-risk behaviors as a way to temporarily relieve their mental anguish.
10. Suicidal Tendencies
The reckless actions of an individual that increases the likelihood of deliberate or accidental self-harm.
DEFY MENTAL ILLNESS!!!