Depression is one topic i believe can never really be overemphasized. As a lot of us already know, this is a condition that causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of motivation. To others, it might be a feeling of severe despondency and dejection. Regardless of how we may define it, it can affect how an individual feels, thinks and behave negatively. It can also lead to a variety of emotional, physical and mental problems.

This isn’t the first time i will be writing on this, and this is because of the severity of its impact on our society. Depression, as a feeling, can be drowning. You try to fight back; it works to overpowers you, and if it isn’t handled and tackled right, then it takes over your being. It is like a constant battle, and it’s exhausting. 

There are a lot of people struggling with depression both consciously and subconsciously. Sometimes, people may not recognize or acknowledge that they’re depressed. In other cases, people aware of it, find it hard to want or feel the need to talk about it. Some feel ashamed of sharing what they are going through with people. Can we blame them? “What will people say?” is often the question asked. The world is strange. Sharing an issue like this can be a bit sensitive and here lies one of the problems sadly!

Another Underling issue is, a lot of us do not understand the importance of checking up on people—most notably our close ones, family, friends, neighbour, colleagues. You never know, a phone call or just checking up could go a long way. Even more, let’s try to be more sensitive in our approach to people’s issues. What we say, how we say it, our action or reaction has the power to either change things positively or make them worse.

For those aware of their state of depression. Please don’t be scared to speak to someone you trust. Silence kills! It doesn’t provide a solution to what you are dealing with. If you find it hard speaking to a close one, I encourage therapy and even prayer, our weapon of faith. I hope this article speaks to someone who needs it.

Feel free to share your two cents on today’s topic if you have any. Have a fantastic day ahead!

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