Depression is the leading cause of so many diseases and disabilities according to W.H.O. It affects all genders and all races, it affects the rich, the poor, the young and the old. Depression affects our ability to live a full and rewarding life, it affects our productivity at work, it affects our performance in school, it affects our relationship with family and friends. According to World Health Organization, 85% of people with this challenging health problem in low and middle income countries do not get the required medical care, so it is very important to know how to overcome depression naturally and spark up the life of anyone who is depressed around us.
It is usually my style to look at some inspiring quotes from great minds on how to overcome depression naturally by take back our mind.
Quotes About Depression
“Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”
“A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.”
“The biggest thing I’ve had to overcome was clinical depression. Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have once you can get control of your mind… I had to stop hearing the negative voices where Jennifer was not worthy of love or living.”
“I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?”
“Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.”
“Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.”
“I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life.”
There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that’s really what gives life’s true meaning.
“I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.”
In general, the more food we eat in its natural state – without additives – and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies of certain elements in the body can promote mental depression.
Ezra Taft Benson
“Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.”
Definition Of Depression
According to World Health Organization, Depression is a common and medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, think or act. It is treatable and it causes feeling of sadness, loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed at home or at work and this low feeling is persistent for over 2 weeks.
Causes And Risk Factors Of Depression
- Environmental and Social Factors – Lack, neglect, violence, insecurity, conflict, job loss, retiring, divorce, death of loved one, sexual abuse, Covid-19 challenges etc.
- Biochemistry and Medication – The effect of certain chemicals on the brain, illnesses and certain medications can trigger depression.
- Genetic Factors – Depression can be a family based problem.
- Personality Factors– Low self-esteem, pessimistic view of life, lack of capacity to cope with stress.
Signs, Facts And Overcoming Depression Naturally
According to The Americal Psychiatric Association, Depression can strike at anytime and it can affect anyone. Research also shows that women suffers depression more that men; maybe because women are more emotionally sensitive than men. About 7% of all adult suffer depression in a particular year and about 264 million people suffer depression worldwide. Depression is a medical issue. It is also different from grief. Grief occurs after a loss of a loved one, it is feeling of sadness but it is usually mixed with flashes of good memories of the past and also personal self-worth is maintained, but depression is persistent sadness without remembrance of any good past, and worthless self feeling that is consistent and persistent.
1 – Persistent feeling of sadness.
2 – Suicidal thoughts, plans of death.
3 – Excessive guilt feeling and unrealistic low self-esteem and image, feeling worthless.
4 – Loss of concentration at work, school and sharp fall in productivity or grades.
5 – Lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed. Avoiding people and relationships previously enjoyed.
6 – Sleeping problem and change in appetite. Too much weight loss or gain not related to dieting.
Overcoming Depression Naturally
1 – Show gratitude for what you have. Be grateful for the blessings of life and nature around you. Count your blessings and name them one by one, it will surprise you what the Lord has done!
2 – Render small help and service to people. The secret of full life is Giving. When you give, you will receive. When you lack anything, give it. When you feel lonely, be a companion to someone.
3 – Take hold of your mind. Pause and ponder. Depression take control of the mind and kills motivation. Take control of your mind back. Allow motivation to return to your life.
4 – Set daily workable goals. Do not dwell on unrealistic goals. Do not compare yourself to another. You are a different person with different destiny.
5 – Focus on relationships that lift up your spirit. Some people are kill-joy, avoid them.
8 – Sing Praises to God and listen to music
9 – Talk to a counselor and people you trust around you.
So it can be seen that Depression is no respecter of personality and it can affect anyone during the different seasons of life, especially with the current global issues when businesses are crumbling, jobs are lost, people are losing their loved ones from the pandemic, people who depend on warmth of others are asked to distance themselves and stay indoors, uncertainty of the future, lack of basic necessities of life etc. It is our responsibility to make effort to remain positive and help everyone around us who we can help in any way possible, by lifting someone’s spirit with our little kindness, we are surely bringing someone out of depression, bringing back the spark in their lives and giving our life a boom.
I hope with these few ideas, I have added little to making your day worthwhile. Please encourage me by leaving a comment, liking the post, sharing it and asking your question. Do not forget to let us know what you think is responsible why women get more depressed than men.
Bye for now until next post, please stay safe and Happy Easter.