9 months ago
Last edited at 3:28AM on 7/3/2013
Well there are many reasons DezireeNicholson. For me, it has to do with what I'm experiencing in life at the time. For instance, I'm going through a divorce right now. (pretty depressing stuff) I was mentally and physically abused as a child, and mentally abused as an adult (again pretty depressing stuff) Money hardships. (depressing) Work, if you don't like your job, the hours stink, lay off, not enough pay. (again all depressing stuff) If you have kids, well there's a whole other ball game. Lack of hope. Lack of self confidence or self worth.
People become depressed due to many reasons, it could be because of an experience they had, or because they're not happy with themselves or their lives. As humans we like to compare things, and sometimes we look at things we don't have so much we become sad, and eventually depressed. It also could be that some people just can't be happy, or won't allow themselves to, they have this idea that they don't deserve it or that happiness just isn't for them, if that make sense, it really is up to us because our minds is what damages us the most. Most harm comes from oneself, and you know what they say; we only accept the love we think we deserve.
Real depression, as Ed calls it, is clinical depression. That is where the brain works differently. I like to say this is where the wiring in the brain does not connect in the normal way. This type of depression needs medication.
Life doesn't always go the way everyone plans, you know? Whenever a loved one is hurt or suffering or maybe even dead no one is going to run around jumping for joy, and what if in the mix of this someone finds out they have cancer or liver failure? This can all lead to major depression. That why they sometimes make pills for people who just feel like its so bad they want to take all the pain away... If you know what I mean.
9 months ago
Last edited at 5:37AM on 7/3/2013
You can't find a real answer. It is a matter of eternity. Just try don't think about this, because even think about depression introduces you into a depression.Try to live, just live, do what you like, be with people who you like, just Be!
Besides the obvious really bad things which happen to people and just are plain hurtful and depressing, illness, abuse, death of loved ones, etc., and Clinical depression, which does need treatment; A lot of so called "depression" is due to the fact that we are constantly bombarded from all sides with this completely unrealistic idea that we should "live a Happy life"! Happiness is not a State of being; Contentment can be, Happiness however is more those "moments in time". The hug from a friend, getting a good grade on a test, hearing music which makes you feel good, helping another person, finding that favourite thing you really thought you'd lost forever... just moments. Put those together in a "string", and you've got Happiness..:-).
Most of the time, it's because they've been through something traumatizing. Other times, it's because life is challenging for them, whether it be a situation they're faced with, what they're around, or their own personal problems.
From many things happening in their life at the moment or maybe something horrible happened to them in the past tense. Some people are able to shake the feeling of depression off and put it all in the back of their heads. While others aren't so strong enough at the moment and become depressed, stressed, and tension rising. Problems of this can be from a bad childhood growing up, being bullied, abused, neglected, money problems, and other things that they're struggling with in life. It might help if they had somebody to talk to and that would actually listen to them or if way beyond past the point of talking to close friends or relatives than Therapist would be their next option for their own health safety.
Depression can hit anyone. It can be a genetic trait or you could develop it. People can develop depression by a death if someone important to them or too much stress. People may get depression due to certain situations going on at the time. Depression happens worldwide and can attack anyone. So, even if that person has a good life, they can still get it. Most people have untreated depression. They don't want to reach out in fear of the stigma. Which makes them more depressed. Depression is a serious mental illness that can be treated more if people didn't create such bad stigma for it. Sorry if I went overboard with my answer, but I find depression a serious topic so I try to talk about as much as I can.