Are you experiencing these in your mind-body-emotion for 2 or more weeks?

  • Feeling sad, anxious, or empty
  • Feeling hopeless or pessimistic
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Not enjoying things you used to enjoy
  • Trouble with concentration, memory, or making decisions
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Appetite changes
  • Gaining or losing weight
  • Feeling restless or irritable
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

If your answer is yes, then you are most likely suffering from depression and you need help before it’s too late.

Even if you are not experiencing these or any of these right now does not mean you will not ever. Everyone experiences these sometime in their entire life. And depression won’t pre-intimate you that it is coming. We all need to be prepared all the time to face it and overcome it. A soldier does not wait to go to war and then learn how to fight and defend himself. He prepares himself well in advance.

Causes of feeling Depressed

 

Symptoms are different than cause. What’s listed above are symptoms and not causes of depression.

Let me talk in short about the causes of depression.

People say, this happened to me that’s why I am feeling depressed. That happened in my life and hence I am depressed. I lost my job, I lost my husband/wife/son/daughter, my business closed down, there is a global pandemic of Coronavirus, there is a great crisis, etc., etc. and the list goes on.

But are these the real causes of depression? A big NO!

These are merely triggers or catalysts for depression. Depression has no external cause. Depression is an internal (mental) issue and not an external one.

To know more about depression visit these sites:

World Health Organization

Healthline