I can put a finger on one of the first feelings of Depression I had as a child. A fear of every kid who has had roots in their hometown.
Of course, I have no idea what the feelings were at the time. I was only 6.
If you have ever gone through depression or maybe you currently are, you know how hard it can be. You feel alone like no one could possibly understand the thoughts you have and how you truly feel.
When you are depressed it is easy to disconnect from others and isolate in all areas of your life. You might feel like no one will understand, or downplay your feelings. I will share ways of how to gain the confidence to reach out for help when you suffer from depression.
There are many natural ways to combat depression, but sometimes you just need more support and encouragement. We all do!
We can beat depression, there are many tools available to us, we just have to ask and try.
The biggest thing we have to remember is even though we feel completely alone, we are not. So many people suffer from depression and just not talk about it.
Never feel like you can’t talk about how you feel, you just have to find the right people who will listen without judgment.
This is one way that you can reach out for help and no one has to know. You will talk to trained counselors or people who might have dealt with depression themselves. This is a great tool that is free to do (800-273-TALK) it is a Suicide Prevention Hotline that can be a safe place to talk. Many find this is a great place to go to talk about your feelings and get advice and encouragement to truly help you work at breaking free from depression.
Hop on the internet read some blogs about people who struggled with depression and found a way to overcome. Read books that share their story, and talk about how low they felt, how they overcame, and so on. This is a great way to really feel like you can connect with someone else and see that there are many people who probably have the same thoughts or struggles as you did.
They have forums that you can find online whether it be a true forum or even a Facebook Private group where you can read what others are going through, talk about your situation, and connect. The best part of this is you can do it anonymously. You can create a fake profile name and no one has to know it is you, and you can feel like you can be totally open about your emotions.
Family and Friends
You can always talk to a family member, friend, or even a doctor or counselor. You can start out by saying things have been hard or you are struggling and see how they react. If they seem open to talking you can go a bit further into detail if you feel comfortable. It can be scary but sometimes just talking about how we feel can make a huge change in our depression. It can be the first step in overcoming.
One of the best ways I have come across is online therapy. I found Online-therapy.com. One of the things that set them apart from other options was that you are able to stay anonymous through the program. You are also teamed up with a personal therapist that is available to talk to daily. They are there with you every step of the way.
Online-therapy.com offers a proven step-by-step program that you are able to take at your own pace. There is no making time to find and drive to the nearest therapist office, waiting in the waiting room. You just log in from the comfort of your home, and you are off and running!
You have many options and tools to find a way to talk. Take the first no matter how scary it is, and try to find a way to heal and overcome.