Sometimes Depression can feel like a sinking ship… you try to laugh and get control of it but you lose your grip. Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. It’s in these times that some tend to make rash decisions and choices that lead them into something they later wish they would have not done. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.
But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety, depression or both.
It is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Depression is Major depression, Persistent depressive disorder, or PDD, and Bipolar disorder. So much goes on in the life and a day of us all and we have to be aware of Depression or what I like to call our Sinking Ship, because there are times when you can just sink so low that you cannot function, but like my previous post I feel it is important to implement self care.
Depression and anxiety are issues that can be treated but not everyone wants treatment. How do you care for a loved one that is depressed or suffers from anxiety? What do you do when you are depressed yourself? Do you share and are open to talk about how you are feeling and what you are going through or do you sit in your sinking ship and wait for a life preserver?
If you or anyone you know is stuck on a sinking ship, you should aim for at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day to boost your mood. If you live somewhere with little winter sunshine, try using a light therapy box. Practice relaxation techniques. A daily relaxation practice can help relieve symptoms of depression, reduce stress, and boost feelings of joy and well-being. I am not a Doctor, so this is just my opinion and feelings about Depression and Anxiety, but I will always be an Advocate.
Please take care of yourself because you only get one you…