People go through tough situations in life and others find themselves in places they don’t want to be…. sometimes these factors can cause the onset of depression and other times depression is something that seems to be wired into you.
Depression hurts everyone. It hurts the individual suffering from it, and it hurts their family and friends. Depression, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, is described as…
“Depression is different from the ‘blues’. Experiencing depression is a grappling with feelings of severe despair over an extended period of time. Almost every aspect of their life can be affected, including their emotions, physical health, relationships and work. For people with depression, it does not feel like there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” — there is just a long, dark tunnel.”
There are little triggers that can bring on depression. Other times there is a major event that you’ve had to deal with… sometimes though, you can have no idea why you woke up one day feeling sad. Sometimes the exact cause is hard to find and all you really know if you don’t feel like you … you’re sad all the time, tired, cant sleep and you don’t see the positive side of anything.
Knowing what has caused your depression is the single, most important step in finding out how to deal with it the right way. Seek a medical professional if you think you might be depressed. Until you do so, here are a few common triggers that you should consider:
- Stress at School or Work
- Social Anxiety, Peer Pressure or Feeling Like You Need To Fit In
- Problems with Your Love Life
- Traumatic Events In Your Life
- Getting a Divorce / Seeing Your Parents Divorce
- Family Genetics … Is It Hereditary?
- Financial Struggles
- Physical or Emotional Neglect
- Low Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Feeling Like You Don’t Have Control / Helplessness
If you’ve been experiencing or have experienced any of these symptoms, they could have lead you to (or are leading you down the road of) depression. Please take care and seek help for yourself as soon as you can.