By On December 31st, 2012

What is Depression?


What exactly is depression and why is it a problem?  Depression is a mental health issue that people may experience.  Depression can feel as if you are in a deep, dark hole that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to escape.  There are many potential causes of depression, and for some it can be hard to eliminate.  Depressive symptoms can occur because of the weather due to lack of light in the house.  Depression can also feel like no matter what you do, it isn’t the right thing.  Some people believe depression is something you can control while others believe it is caused by a chemical imbalance.  The kind of help you get will vary based on what you feel will work right for you.

Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  (NIV) Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (NIV)  When someone is depressed, they need someone who will encourage them and help them through this time.  Getting psychiatric help can increase understanding about what causes them to be depressed, how to deal with depression and helpful ways to spot the signs before it progresses in severity.  It is important to remember you can get help with depression if you get Christian help along with learning how to deal with it.  You don’t have to live with depression.  You can learn what may trigger it and how to deal with it effectively.  When you know it is weather, situations or people, you can learn how to make the necessary changes to either prevent it or keep depression to a minimum.

Depression is not your fault.  Learning how to deal with this mental issue properly and taking care of your mental health can make all the difference.  When you take care of yourself, you will feel better overall and will want to keep that feeling going.  There is nothing wrong with finding the right kind of help when it comes to your depression.  Make sure you have people who will help keep an eye out for anything that triggers your depression.  Then they can help you either get the right help or make the necessary changes to try and keep depression at bay.


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