In A World Faking Positivity - Depression Can Be Isolating.
Who do you talk to when every time you tell someone one you can't go on, they feed you a quote about how great life and it's endless possibilities?
In a world where happiness is often seen as the ultimate goal, those who struggle with depression can feel isolated and alone. The pressure to always be happy can make it difficult for people to talk about their struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, even to friends and family.
Depression is more than just simply feeling sad or down. It's a complex thing and affects the way people think, feel, and act. Depression can cause people to lose interest in activities they once enjoyed, struggle with their relationships, and even have physical symptoms like chronic pain and fatigue. Depression can also make people feel hopeless and helpless, eventually sometimes leading to thoughts of suicide.
Talking about suicide is often stigmatized, which can make it difficult for people to seek help. When people talk about feeling suicidal, they are often chastised by their friends and family, who believe they should be happy for being alive. “How lucky you are to be alive, you can be and do anything you want. You are so fortunate and so blessed” they tell you.
This can lead people to feel ashamed and a major burden to the people around them. It’s hard to seek help for thoughts you are having when nobody around wants to acknowledge it, this can further isolate a person and let’s be honest getting help for something that isn’t really tangible like this is very difficult.
In a society that values happiness above all else, it can be difficult for people with depression to find support. The pressure to always be happy can make it hard for people to be honest about their struggles with mental health. People may feel like they are failing if they can't be happy all the time, this makes the situation ten million times worst, not only are you failing you might think, but you can’t even be happy with your high speed internet, smart phone and ability to Uber Eats anything.
The isolation that comes with depression and suicidal thoughts can be overwhelming. I am not sure how we can fix all of this but I truly believe community is the answer, like real community. Real people doing real things in the real world together.
In conclusion, depression can be isolating, especially in a world that values happiness above all else. It's essential for people to know that they are not alone and that help is available. If you are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, don't be afraid to seek help. Remember that your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and it's okay to ask for help when you need it.
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