A word from Verywell – Understand Depression and Anxiety
by – Kunal Burad, Co-Founder – EHEALTH
Nowadays everyone asks these questions!
How to deal with depression? How to know? Why I am feeling like this?
Off lately, depression has gained a lot of importance after the suicide of the famous actor Sushant Singh Rajput. We yet don’t know the reason for his suicide, but depression has gained a lot of importance after that incident. Everyone has started looking after each other and started being there for each other. But, we are still clueless about what exactly depression is?
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear”-C.S.LEWIS
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Depression is a mood disorder that can influence an individual daily practice. It tends to be characterised as a sentiment of sadness, loss, anger, or anxiety. Researchers say that depression could be a direct result of faulty mood regulation by the brain, a series of stressful life events, prescriptions, or health problems. According to the research, India is the most depressed country in the world, as per the World Health Organization, trailed by China and the USA. Depression is one of the leading causes of disease burden worldwide and is ranked as the second leading cause of disability.
It is also considered as a major contributor to the global burden of diseases. The average suicide rate in India is 10.9 each lakh individuals and most of the individuals who end it all are under 44 years old. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 18-29 age groups. Do you really think depression deserves so much importance in your life where you can choose to find an escape and stay happy? Do you know, depression can also lead to death if it gets worst?
Contingent upon the number and severity of symptoms, a burdensome scene can be categorized as mild, moderate, or extreme. There are effective treatments for depression. Let’s find out various ways to deal with depression.
-The first and foremost way to deal with depression is to try to open up and share as much as you can to your close ones.
The more you keep things inside you the more they will eat up your head and as you know an empty mind is a devils workshop so it will lead your nowhere but on a path of negativity. If you are not comfortable sharing with someone you know try to talk your heart out to a Psychiatrist and they will help you with various practices to deal with it.
–Exercise regularly…Good health results in positive thinking and helps to improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress. Exercise is considered as the best natural remedy to deal with depression.
–Change your Environment….Take a break from the ordinary and enjoy nature earth to get some mental peace. The fresh air outside and the positive feel will give you a break from regular life stress and will help you to start all over again.
– Try some new activities like planting trees, Painting, or cycling. Any new activity gives you mental peace and distracts you from the ordinary.
Life has offered us endless things to experience but there is only one step between us and the new the experience that is EFFORT.
Put in some effort and make resolutions to try something new every month so that will help you to look forward to learning and experience new things in life.
–Read good books. Reading is always considered as a great habit as it helps to sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem lengthens life span, higher confidence, and hence lower rates of depression than non-readers.
When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too.
Life has given us many opportunities to stay happy and also the strength to deal with all the obstacles that we have on our way. It is us who create these obstacles and that’s why it is only us who have the power to deal with these obstacles and get rid of them.
Giving less importance to something that bothers us is the best remedy to keep ourselves away from negativity.
In Today’s growing world everyone has their own set of problems to deal with and not everyone will be available for you whenever you need someone. Remember it is okay to be not okay, but it is never okay to give up on yourself. Get up, dress, and go out in the world.
Pamper yourself a little more. Make a list of the things which make you cheerful and do at least one thing every day. So let’s not rely on anyone to take care of our mental health and do everything that we can for our betterment.
Let’s spread love and not germs and make this a better place to live. Let’s find out happiness in big as well as small things. Follow the path towards positivity for a healthy and better living. Families, friends, and parents should stop ignoring these issues, and make them more involved in the matter to prevent situations like suicides, crimes, and mental well-being of people for their better growth and future. So, let’s open up and do our bit.