A Reason For Living
Life brings us so many unexpected, unfortunate and unpredictable moments at such random times, that it can sometimes cause some serious damage if unprepared for. You see, there’s no pattern to mental health prior to a mental illness developing in someone. Each individual has his or her own unique experience.
Someone’s depressive course may be completely different than another’s. They may have grown up in similar neighborhoods, have gone to similar schools, have smoked the same amount of Godfather OG and still present with a completely different type of depressive experience.
But just because you might have been genetically predisposed or environmentally affected to developing a mental illness, does not mean that you should give up all hope and future expectations. Life goes on, whether you have a mental illness or not. Look at it as a new beginning, a reason for living!
Life will present you with many moments where you will feel like giving up and even taking your life. These moments require a lot of strength to get you through the rubble; if you give into these depressive states of mind, they can take you away like a powerful tide. Therefore, don’t take the risk of wading through depressive thoughts.
Once you’re hit by them, seek help as soon as possible. This may be through talking to a good friend or family member, seeing a psychiatrist or even sharing your feelings and thoughts on The DSM Ready platform. The important point is to act! Never go through depression by yourself; you are only asking for trouble.
What have your experiences with depression and suicidal thoughts been like?
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