Saturday, July 2, 2011

A life of depression

Depression is something I have had to deal with for a very long time I don't have depression but The love of my life does and as the bystander it can be very difficult.
I think to my self just get out of your funk let go do something, lets go to the park, lets go away for the weekend without our children. But most of the time I get the same old answer I also get NO I don't feel like it.
Someone with depression has a tendency to push away all those that our close to them and why is this they are the who want to help. I guess you always hurt the ones you love or so that what the saying is. But I don't and will not be pushed away I guess maybe I am up for the punishment.
The life of someone depressed  is very  down and they can't see the bright side of it. They only  look at bad things and only bad could continue to happen to them because they are no good.  Even if you thing you can make them see the light of day.
This is a difficulty task to perform. If you know someone with depression or just would like some good information about depression I have researched depression and I may have some helpful pointer and tips.
According to the Nattional Institute of Mental health symptoms of depression may include the following:
1. difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions,
2. fatigue and decreased energy,
3.feeling of guilt, worthlessness and or helplessness,
4.insomnia, early morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping,
5 irritability restlessness.

 Depression carries a high risk of suicide. Anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very, very seriously. Do not hesitate to call your local suicide hotline immediately. Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) -- or the deaf hotline at 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889).

Warning signs of suicide with depression include:
1. A sudden switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy,
2. Always talking or thinking about death,clinical depression (deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating) that gets worse.
3. Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, like driving through red lights
losing interest in things one used to care about.
4. Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
5. Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends,
6. Changing a will saying things like "It would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out
7. Talking about suicide
8.Visiting or calling people one cares about

 Remember if someone is you know is showing any of the above sign of depression with suicide sign, they need to talk to a professional either your local suicide hot line, contact a mental health professional and visit your local hospital's  emergency room for intervention for a mental health professional for immediate.

Depression is a serious illness but it can be cured with the help of antidepressants medicine, therapy and the professional assist of  a mental health team.
 But no medicine can be as effective as the support of a loved one. No one has survived depression without acknowledging the role the support of loved ones played in their overcoming depression.

Knowledge they say is power. The more you know about the illness, the more you'll be able to cope with it.

diclaimer- I am not a mental health professional I am just giving you some helpful information. Seek professional mental health intervention and care if you need it.
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