This is a guest post from my good friend, and she writes about her experience with depression.
How? When? Why?? Do I even understand what Depression is?
Then again I knew it was happening, But there was no escape. Being in that time of your life when everything was just amazing and then all of a sudden! You’re struck with that problem.. How?
I started to ask myself, do I deserve this? Why me really, out of all people? I did no wrong to nobody. Why is this happening to me? Am I depressed? I start to think so much, I don’t know who to talk to. Suddenly its like my family feels like they are not, Am I scared to trust them? Why am I crying anytime I am alone?
My phone was ringing, 10missed calls! Ignored! Because I just didn’t want to talk to anyone. Did I forget to eat? Well I will eat tomorrow, who cares about that?!
No-one cares about me, I thought, Suicidal thoughts? No! I won’t do it, I have so much to live for. Then in came my sister to the rescue, in whom I confided in and there and then I knew I would get through it. She constantly called, made sure I was talking to someone, not crying or staying awake at night.
God, why me? But I learnt to cope and I am doing better! Support from my family is what got me through! I realized someone loves me, someone needs me, I am someone’s hope.
Mental health issues are no jokes! Sometimes just pickup your phone and call your friends and family to check up on them. You’ll never know, just that one call can give someone hope or change their mood.
Have you had an experience with depression? Let me know how you felt, I’ll love to read your story.