You already know that depression hurts you. What you may not realize is how it hurts the ones you love. We're going to take a unique look at depression here, and how you got depressed.
Then we're going to look at how it affects others. The good news you will discover here is that you have more control than you thought you did. You have the freedom to choose--and choose again, and again.
Accepting that you have choices is a big step to moving out of your depression, because when you're depressed you probably feel helpless and hopeless most of the time.
You don't have to live with depression. There are many things you can do to help yourself, and you're going to learn about those right here.
How Did You Get Depressed?
Depression is not a virus that you catch like a cold or the flu. It is a condition that results from a lot of unresolved emotion building up over a long period of time. Let's look at how this happens:
Things happened that caused you pain, sorrow and fear.
Whether you know it or not, you got angry. But you either didn't express your anger at all, or when you did it got punished or ignored.
So you kept all of this inside, sort of giving up on your emotions. And things kept happening that hurt, scared and angered you, but you continued to keep it inside.
Your depression began when you realized that you were going to be hurt over and over, and there is nothing you can do about it. Depression hurts, from this perspective, because it's a kind of despair.
Depression hurts when emotions are compressed, toxic and not being released--just building and building.
This is all totally normal - not healthy, but normal in the sense that it happens to a lot of people. The reason that depression hurts so many people these days is that being mildly to extremely depressed has become normal--meaning most people are feeling that way. But you don't have to be one of them!
As you can see from the above description of how you got depressed, this can happen to anyone, regardless of what kind of situation you come from.
HEALING ANGER AND DEPRESSION: Removing Barriers to Health and Happiness
These two anger management CDs help you to understand anger and depression and how they affect your health and your overall happiness.
You will also learn powerful tools for healing your anger issues, overcoming your depression symptoms and expressing all of your emotions in healthy ways. Listen to a free preview below!
If you're not sure whether you or someone close to you is actually depressed, use this depression test, to figure out exactly where you are in relation to this problem. This will help you identify some of the signs and early warning signs of depression.
That about wraps it up for now. Depression hurts, but it doesn't have to destroy you. Use the above referenced resources, and you will definitely start feeling better.