The battle against depression...
I remember, as a teenager, struggling with depression. These days i've got it under control by reading and reading. It's not something you enjoy having to deal with. It's an awful condition you have no control over. It takes over your life and makes it difficult to live with, making the most simplest of decisions a matter of life and death. These days it's known as an illness and more and more people get help from their doctor. Back in the s 70s and 80s you had to fend for yourselves although i'm sure that it was a condition you could get help tor it.
The best man at my wedding has depression and i didn't even know ihe he has t, but it's a serious condition that you never really lose. You can deal with it though. I used to deal with it by going on long runs; by cooking;; by playing cricket; by spending hours cleaning out a room. There are other ways. You can take your dog for a walk, go fishing or strum your guitar. Just do something that is really active. It doesn't matter how famous you are or how much money you've got, Deppression will strike anybody.. My best man at the wedding is as goodlooking as anybody else. I've known him for years and he's the last person you'd thought would suffer from depression.
Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.
Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.
Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".
The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.
It's important to seek help from your GP if you think you may be depressed.
Many people wait a long time before seeking help for depression, but it's best not to delay. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can be on the way to recovery.