See Ingenious Stagnation: Understanding Depression for specific help with depression.
When suicides are in the news, people tend to talk more about depression. Medical and psychological researchers (and news outlets) focus a great deal of attention on depression, and it seems that every week brings a new story about what does and doesn’t work for depression.
It’s vital to understand the difference between the emotion of depression and more serious or long-lasting depressive conditions.
Or as if major depression can be treated in the same way atypical depression or postpartum depression should be. Each form of depression needs to be treated uniquely.
In The Language of Emotions, I focus on situational depression, which is the situation-related low mood most of us have experienced. It’s not a disabling state, as the more serious forms of depression can be, and it usually responds to intervention (including placebo) if you catch it early; however, if left untreated, situational depression can lead to more serious depressive disorders.
If you’d like to learn more about situational depression and how it’s different from sadness and grief, this post will help: Ingenious Stagnation: Understanding Depression
The excellent Helpguide.org depression page can also help you understand more about your symptoms and your options.
When you’re feeling depressed, there are many things you can do and many forms of help that are available. Reach out!
We need your voice, your presence, your heart, and you.