Depression Can Be Helped


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following:

  • difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • fatigue and decreased energy
  • feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • irritability, restlessness
  • loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
  • overeating or appetite loss
  • persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
  • persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

How does one find a way out? What do you do when you discover that many of these symptoms have been part of your life since childhood? How does one begin to right wrongs? To find a higher path to attempt to solve depression? What does one do when the resources do not exist to be able to obtain help or medication?

Depression is scary, bringing great amounts of anxiety, fear and stress. How to move forward from the realization to do the right thing and find a way to live happy, normal and free of the ties of depression.

Where does one start to not feel worthless, undeserving and that they do not fit in? That for me is the crux of my depression…I need to start at this point…I need to figure out how to accept and like myself and I have never learned how to do this….I have never felt good enough…time to figure out how to do that…any suggestions of sites or resources that could help with this question would be appreciated.