Most people go through a period of feeling down but when you’re depressed you feel persistently for weeks or months rather than just a few days.
What is depression?
Depression isn’t just a phase or something you can snap out of. It’s a real health condition even though many people think it is not. Depression is when you feel sad for a very long time. Sometimes there’s a reason and sometimes there’s not. That’s why it’s such a bad thing. When there’s no explanation for your sadness it can be hard for people to help you and hard for you yourself to understand.
What my might a person with anxiety experience?
Someone with anxiety may experience:
- Less motivation
- Sad even at happy times
- Low self esteem
- Moving slower
Everyone goes through it quite differently. Sometimes it’s mild depression and sometimes it’s severe and whichever one it is they both deserve the same amount of help. With severe depression you have to be careful of self harm and suicidal thoughts.
How to help someone with depression
Someone with depression just needs a little love. Find out what makes them most happy and fuel it. Maybe try get them to talk about their feelings. Just be comforting and do things they enjoy. If it’s severe then further help may be needed
Thanks for reading my friends. Stay happy!
– Willow xx
*Disclaimer: Everything written is from my own knowledge apart from the definition. I am not a professional. Nothing is intended to offend anyone. This is just to raise awareness.*