Are You Experiencing Depression Or Sadness?
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- Depression or sadness can be crippling if you do not go to God in prayer. I have been depressed a couple of times in my life, and it was miserable that God He never leaves us and puts good people in our life when we need them. ~ Bill Greguska
Psalm 143:7-8 Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Depression Or Sadness, Both Can Be Difficult!
To learn more, take this quiz to see if you might be depressed.
Getting The Help You Need Is Just A Step Away!
The first place to turn to if depression or sadness comes into your life is to turn to God in prayer. God is the one who created you and knows what is best for each one of us.
When you pray to God, ask Him for wisdom and strength to endure what you are going through. Either depression or sadness can be overwhelming, but do not panic because God loves you and has a plan for your life.
Sometimes God will put certain people in your life to walk with you and help you get back on your feet. Other times, if you are dealing with real depression, sometimes the best thing to do is get medical help from a doctor.
It could be something physical that is the matter which is making you seem depressed. Maybe it is a lack of exercising, eating wrong, not sleeping enough at night, or allowing life situations to overwhelm you. A person does not have to be a professional counselor.
I am just someone who has dealt with anxiety and depression in my life. I encourage you from my experience. If your situation calls for it, please get the professional help you need. In the meantime, keep praying to God, fellowship with others from your church, taking care of your physical needs, as I mentioned with exercising, eating, sleeping, letting go of stress and anxiety.
What Are The Signs Of Depression Or Sadness?
It’s normal to feel sad sometimes, but if you feel sad or “down” on some occasions. When you are down for more than two weeks at a time, you may be depressed. Depression affects people differently. Some signs of depression are:
- Losing interest in activities you usually enjoy
- I am feeling hopeless or empty.
- Forgetting things or having trouble making decisions
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Gaining or losing weight without intending to
- Thinking about suicide or death
Depression Is A Real Illness.
If you think you might be depressed, be sure to see your doctor.
- Talk to a doctor about how you are feeling.
- Get a medical checkup. Ask to see a doctor or nurse who can screen you medically.
- Either a doctor or nurse may also check to see if you have another health condition.
- A situation like thyroid disease can cause depression or make it worse.
- If you have one of these health conditions, it’s essential to get treatment right away.
Getting active can lower your stress level and help your treatment work better. It can also help keep you from getting depressed again. But it’s important to know that physical activity isn’t a treatment for depression.
- If someone you care about is down and can not get back up.
- If you think a friend or family member may be depressed, check out these tips on how to talk to a loved one about depression.
Get help right away if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide.
- To get help for yourself or someone else, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
- If someone is in immediate danger, call 911.
(Above Information partially supplied by https://healthfinder.gov website)
Ideas To Help Fight Depression Or Sadness!
If you or someone you know need help, here are some helpful tips and encouragement about how you can overcome this type of thing and build your faith:
- Avoid being alone; be with people who love and care about you.
- Sing or listen to uplifting, Godly music.
- Read the Bible daily (especially the Psalms) and draw your strength from it to renew your faith in God.
- Get enough rest! Don’t try to handle your depression when you’re sleep-deprived.
- Exercise and examine your diet for needed changes.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer refined sugars.
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More Ideas To Fight Depression
- Seek help from others if you feel overwhelmed with your discouragement.
- Praise God and give thanks, even if you don’t feel like it. Try to speak words of encouragement instead of falling into the rut of complaining. Focus on your blessings: You have many of them, even if you can’t always see them.
- Work on the solutions for your problems. Don’t focus on the symptoms.
- Is there a spiritual problem you need to deal with? Is there a relationship you need to reconcile? Become active in a recreation you enjoy.
Don’t Hesitate If You Need Help!
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or otherwise in severe crisis, call 911. Get to the nearest emergency room, or contact the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Don’t try to do this on your own. Beyond your doctor and therapist, you’ll want to bring a group of trusted friends and family members in your corner. There will be times you need others to comfort you, help you with tasks, and hold you accountable.
Some People Do Not Have A Clue About Depression Or Sadness!
Deal With Depression One Day At A Time!
Some people don’t understand. They will tell you to get over it or stop being depressed. Some people will likely say things that are unhelpful and wrong. Do not listen to these people. Others may have the best of intentions, but we all know where that road leads! Avoid these people, if possible, while working through your problems.
After you and your doctor and therapist come up with a plan, work it! You may not see how it will help, and you probably won’t feel like doing the activities required. Be strong and do them nevertheless.
If your trusted support system is telling you to get out of bed, go to the gym, take your medicine, etc., then do it! A competent therapist will help you determine the underlying emotional and spiritual causes. You’ll work with this person to develop a blueprint for addressing symptoms and the root issue(s).