We’ve all had days where we just want to shut out the world and stay in bed all day. But the moment days like that become an everyday thing, it means there’s a serious problem that needs immediate attention. People are more empathetic and show support to medical problems that are terminal; and that’s why people suffering from depression and other mental health related diseases are more likely to commit suicide than people diagnosed with cancer.
Helpguide.org defines depression as:
“Depression is a common and debilitating mood disorder. More than just sadness in response to life’s struggles and setbacks, depression changes how you think, feel, and function in daily activities. It can interfere with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and enjoy life. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness can be intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.”
Don’t perform self-diagnosis tests, google, or take depression tests online. The best way to treat depression is to seek medical help. The doctor will ask questions about when the symptoms started, how long they last, history with drugs and alcohol, and other related questions to properly diagnose and prescribe the right treatment.