Depression is different from feeling sad. It can happen because of various reasons and isn’t always easy to explain. People with depression may seem fine on the outside but feel empty inside. They might not know why they’re depressed or how to feel better.
Getting a diagnosis is suggested, but it doesn’t always solve everything. I’ve talked before about what depression is and how to spot signs of suicidal thoughts so we can help. When depressed people share their problems and don’t feel understood, they might stop talking about it. It’s crucial for their close ones to understand and help them in time. Depression can sometimes lead to thoughts of suicide, which we’ve seen happening too much lately, not just in India but worldwide.
In the end, I want to stress the importance of recognizing symptoms early so we can save people around us.
For those dealing with depression and anxiety who fear not being taken seriously, try opening up to someone who might understand. If there’s no one, consider talking to a counselor. Why? Because they’ll listen and guide you.
Remember this: Before ending your life, think twice. It might bring you peace, but it’ll leave those who love and care for you in lifelong pain.