350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. but often it's swept under the rug and kept silent. Shame and embarrassment can sometimes keep those who suffer from coming forward for fear of being judged and ostracized. to those who suffer, depression can sometimes feel like a death sentence.
but there is hope. there are a great number of resources made available to those seeking help. These resources can help educate, treat and give some relief from what feels like a mountain of confusing and hopeless dispair.
depression does not have to the end of your story. but you must decide to pick up the phone and begin the journey towards change. you are the only one who can decide if you will begin to get better or not. dial the number now and begin your change: 1-800-273-8255
depression can leave you feeling isolated and alone, but there are others just like you who are dealing with the same feelings you are. Support groups offer a safe place to talk with other people about things you all can relate to personally, and together the group can develop positive coping skills while gaining mutual support.
To defeat or cope with depression, a person must continually work on his or her self love. depression can give you a sense of worthlessness, but nothing can be further from the truth. inside of you sits a wonderful presence just waiting to be released into the world. no matter what depression tells you, no matter how it makes you feel, you are worthy of happiness. so look inside yourself, and to your spiritual guide if you have one, and find your self love.
one method of dealing with depression is to seek therapy from a licensed professional. because each persons needs are different, you may need a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a psychotherapist or a counsellor. many people refuse to meet with a professional for fear of being labled, but their only mission is to get you moving towards treatment and management.