It’s a fact that in the track of our lives, we all experience the ups and down phases of stress, unhappiness, sadness, or grief. Usually, when a near and dear one dies or we suffer a personal tragedy or difficulty such as in matrimonial life or loss of a job, we may feel gloomy (some people call this “the blues”). Most of us are able to cope with these and other types of stressful events. People usually misunderstand the term depression.
They take stress, sadness or unhappiness as in meaning of depression. While facing a gloomy situation over a period of days or weeks, the majority of people among us are able to return to our normal activities naturally, this is called stress or tension. But if those sentiments of sadness and other symptoms lead towards a crucial attitude to perform routine chores, and when the symptoms continue for more than a couple of weeks in an order, we may have what is called “depression or clinical depression.” The term clinical depression is usually used to discriminate from less difficult feelings of sadness, gloom, or the blues, it’s a prolonged emotional state. It is said by Penlope sweet:
Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiving hurts.
Clinical depression is merely grief or feeling sad; it is an illness that can collapse your ability to perform even routine activities. Depression may drive its suspect to contemplate suicide. Major depression dysthymia, bipolar disorder, seasonal depression and psychotic depression are the major types of depression.
Symptoms or depression are deep sadness or emptiness, loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, agitation or restlessness, physical hyperactivity or inactivity; insomnia, weight and appetite disturbances, decreased ability to think or concentrate, headache, feelings of excessive guilt, worthlessness, feelings of fatigue or lack of energy, and morbid thoughts of death or suicide.
We can help out the depressed suspect by diverting their thoughts, showing them new bright aspects of life, boosting up their courage, by engaging them activities and especially by stabilizing their moods.
It’s a famous Japanese quote; “fall seven times, stand up eight.”
This should be our motto to make people capable of coping up with hopeless situations.