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Here's How to Overcome Depression

Jun 12, 2008
You woke up this morning not wanting to get out of bed. Knowing you had to you slowly get out of bed, got dressed and grab that cup of coffee. Dread fills you as you get in the car to head to work. No longer do you want to drive, instead thoughts of curling up in bed and crying come over you. It would be easy but people depend on you to make a living so you trek on.

But how long can you go through this? If you've experienced anything like this you are probably going through a depression. Believe it or not over 120 million people suffer from depression a year. Of those people not even half will get the help they need.

When depression hits there is very little a person can do except trudge through it the best they can. One may lose a job, a marriage, or friendship during a depression and this only continues the cycle into this spiral until they are so deep into it they can barely function or it just become second nature. A person that can see the signs though can avoid the depression or even overcome it if it is the beginning. Even family members that spot the signs can help the person through the depression.

Signs such as lose of appetite, not wanting to talk, emotional are just a few things to look for. Watch for a person that lacks interest in things they use to love to do as another sign. Now that you know the signs, it is time to turn the table and make them work for you. Knowing the things to watch for is half the battle on overcoming depression.

Find out why you/them are feeling this way and talk about it. Sometimes it is conversation and talking out things that gets someone to feel there is hope at the end of a very dark tunnel. Clean around the house, people that tend to hit the slumps end up getting more down in the dumps when their house is taken over by clutter and mess. Take the person out to do what they normally love doing. A breath of fresh air also helps, so if they aren't up for getting out in public maybe they'll walk around the block or go up the road for some ice cream.

If you've done everything you can think of to get out of depression, try getting help. A doctor or a psychiatrist will be able to properly diagnose the problem and if you need a medication can be prescribed to you. If not they always know another solution to help you along the way.

Depression is such a scary place to be, especially when you have no clue how you got there in the first place. With that being said it is also very easy to slip into and much harder to crawl out of. No one should ever have to suffer through depression and if they do, a helping hand can get them through it. Will you overcome depression? Can you help someone you love today?
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