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The Common Risk Factors Associated With Depression

April 2, 2012
  • There are several different reasons that someone could be depressed. It can be hard sometimes to understand these feelings. It can also be hard to find a way to make yourself feel better. In this article, you will learn some key advice on how depression works, as well as how to overcome it and live a happier life.

    It may be a cliche, but fresh flowers can help cheer you up mentally. From the bright colors to the pleasant smell, the healing power of flowers is not nearly as trite as it may sound. In order to truly benefit from this simple technique, go out and buy or pick some fresh flowers for your home.

  • Take your depression medication first thing in the morning. Having a pattern will help to ensure that you don’t miss a day. In addition, if you take your medicine after you wake up in the morning, you will feel better when you are at work and doing other daily tasks.

    It is very important for you to understand that you aren’t alone when you are dealing with these feelings of depression. This is very important, because feeling like you must fight this alone can make you feel even worse. There will always be someone out there that is suffering as much as you and even people out there that are willing to help you. These tips discussed here helped me when I was depressed and just 7 weeks pregnant. The following is part of a story I came across and I thought that I’d share it with you. (A reporter who was diagnosed with depression).

    Last summer, I bought a poster that said, “Everything is OK. Maybe not today, but eventually.” I framed it and hung it near my bed where I wake up   every day and see it.

    On my best day, I believe that quote to be absolutely true. I am attacking this diagnosis with every bit of energy and every resource that I have.

    On my worst day, I feel like a different person — tired and unfocused and desperate to feel like the real, fun, positive Stephanie I know is somewhere trapped inside me. I feel let down by the world but too exhausted to go out and change it.

    Admitting I suffer from depression and anxiety has, at times, made me feel weak — like I’m admitting defeat. I am hard on myself for no reason. I’m pissed that despite having every reason to be happy, sometimes I’m not. 

    My relationships have suffered — some ruined completely — because of this disease; some are of my own doing, not trusting those dearest to me and asking for help when I needed it. Others bowed out, not interested in riding this difficult and often unpredictable journey. I can’t blame anyone for making that decision, but I’d like to think that even at my worst, I’m worthy of honesty, compassion and understanding.

    Anyone who would judge me for this weakness that I’ve identified and am treating probably isn’t someone I would want to work for or date anyway.

    I am someone who struggles with her brain the way that others struggle with their heart. 

    I love deeply and laugh loudly.

    I work hard; I play harder. 

    And I always Hula-Hoop at Walmart….

    More Reading…An optimist’s journey with depression




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