This is not going to be a big and lengthy article.
Depression is not similar like when you feel low or feel sad but it can be generated or triggered by many things. People in depression exactly can’t explain why they feel depressed (reasons might be several) or what will make them feel better. They may behave in very proper manner with everyone around them but internally there is a void which they are unable to fill.
Yes, we do suggest to diagnose but not always diagnosis helps. Previously I have written in detail about what is depression and what is it like being suicidal and how we can help people by recognizing the signs on time.
Depressed people initially share their problems but when they feel that they are not being understood by people they stop sharing. This is basically upon their closest ones to understand it and help them on time. Depression often (not always) leads on being suicidal. Recently we have seen too many cases, not only in India but all over the world.
In the end I will just say recognize the symptoms before it is too late so that you can save people around you.
And to those people who are battling depression and anxiety and feel that people will not take you seriously or understand you or your problems. Try to open up to people whom you think will understand you and if you do not have anyone reliable then you can visit a counselor.
You know why?
Because they will listen to you and guide you to the right path.
Think twice before ending your life because it may bring peace to you but it will leave the people who love you and care for you in pain for the rest of their life.
You can also read this article on ‘The link between Depression and Suicide’ to get more insight.