Despair Feels dark end of the world
Depression feels like something cannot understand. Why it feels like it will never come right, you have to understand what it is plus who you are. Once you understand these two elements, you also stand a better chance of finding just the right combination of treatments. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato
Depression feels different
- What is Teen depression?
There are still so many people out there who believe that teenage depression is all in the mind, that it is something that you can just snap out of. Your mind definitely plays a big role and can help you overcome depression, but it is not the only step; a good combination of things is necessary to help you feel better.“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” Laurell K. Hamilton.
Depression feels like sadness
According to Mental Health.net “Depression is a result of an ongoing struggle that depressed people endure in order to try to keep up emotional contact with desired objects.” That really puts things into perspective. It also provides good reasoning about why so many teens affected.
As a teenager, trying to keep up emotional contact can be a very challenging thing. You have to do. Your parents, teachers and friends all expect something of you, but at the same time, you may feel incapable of doing whats required. All this while you’re desperately trying to build your own character and become your own person. It’s this idea that can make you think that depression is a hole you’ll never climb out of which, of course, will make you feel even worse in the long run. Understanding who you are can help you recognize triggers that set off your depression.
List of emotions and feelings questions ask yourself
- What makes you tick?
- mental health disorders symptoms quiz
- What saddens you?
- Have you dealt with all your past regrets and problems?
- Are you prone to critical thinking?
- Are you trigger happy? (do you have quick emotional outbursts, or can you think something through first?
- Does depression make you feel angry, sad, numb, emotional pain? What can you do to look past these feelings when you’re having them?
These questions may give you a better understanding of why your depression gets the better of you so often. If it gets too much, talk to someone, if you want to do so privately, why not look for advice on a peer support groups? Or talk to someone who has been through depression themselves before. Don’t let it go too long before you start to do something about it. There are crisis hotline in every state no time for denial. Call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225.
Thank you so much for touching on teen depression. That is a much needed area of help
I feel like everyone can relate to being depressed from time to time and maybe not even understanding or not willing to admit to ourselves what the root cause may actually be.
I became deeply depressed after my mother’s death and it lasted about 19 months. I gained 20 lbs. during that time even though I made a conscience effort to do everyday normal things. I feel so much better now and look back on that time as a learning experience.
Thank you for sharing your personal story about depression. Teenagers who are depressed often can’t see beyond their sadness. Sharing you story helps bring awareness to the forefront.
It is so important to have these conversations about depression and mental illness. Even though people can be more open than they were in the past, there is till such stigma attached to these illnesses in many arenas. There should be no shame about openly discussing depression, no one is ashamed of cancer or diabetes and depression is a well recognized medical issue. Keep the conversation going, you never know who you might help!
Michelle @ Sunshine, Teenage Depression not many people are aware or like you said want discuss due to stigma. Everyday kids are being bullying school yards, hallways, and majority of them in secret cutting. Self harm is a big issue along with suicide. I know I see them everyday.
What a great resource for any teens struggling with this! Easy for them to understand and relate to!
Amy, thank you for your support and sharing the information to other teens.
I’m dealing with this today actually. I had a panic attack earlier this morning In my car in the Target parking lot. I’m trying to figure out my triggers and it’s so difficult and frustrating.
Leslie, If you need assistance maybe you need to talk to someone you can trust. Your primary medical doctor can help. I hope you feel better.