National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
There comes a time in everyone’s life where getting up in the morning might be a little harder, getting through the day is slightly more difficult and dealing with a negative attitude can somewhat be draining. The question prevails…. Do you think your situation is serious? Do you believe it’s nothing and it will just pass? Or are you beginning to feel like there is no end to this problem you may have?
At this stage your best option is to ask yourself a few questions….
How long have you been feeling like this? Do you believe that your current circumstances may have influenced your change in mood (such as those of death in the family, financial loss, difficult circumstances, ending of a relationship, unemployment etc.)
If you believe it is a circumstance that is causing this Psychological change, perhaps you should observe your situation and see where you can perhaps change these circumstances.
As for the people who do not believe it is based on a situation… please answer the next few questions:
SIGNS OF DEPRESSION:
1 – Increased/decreased appetite?
2 – Increased sleeping / insomnia (not sleeping)?
3 – Feelings of worthlessness
4 – Thoughts of suicide
5 – Inability to function with normal daily tasks that you could perform before.
If you can answer yes to more than 3 of the above, and these feelings have continued for more than 3 weeks.. You should consider seeking professional help.
At this stage if you believe that you may need help…. just remember you are already 1 step closer to recovery because you have considered searching for help. Never be ashamed of how you feel because depression is something that affects more than 50% of population at some stage and therefore is nothing to be ashamed by.