Depression & Bipolar

Resources for Depression

Resources for Depression. What is depression?

There are various levels of depression. Some are mild and chronic while others more advanced which consist of suicidal thoughts and tendencies. Depression…. Come on snap out of it! What’s wrong with you? There is nothing more frustrating than somebody telling a depressed person to “Snap out of it..But those who have not experienced depression cannot relate to its severity, they seem to think it is a ‘select’ frame of mind. Depression can creep up on you like a black widow intricately weaving her spangled web, enticing victims of innocence with her iron thread. Or like a vulture after the minds of those who do not know well, swooping down with reckless intent to cast a wicked spell. It is a morbid deathly feeling that you cannot just ‘snap out of’ but we know, there is help. 


The direct links below offer some of the best resources for Depression information: 

Depression in the Elderly


Who does Depression Hurt? Everyone

  • Where Does Depression Hurt?
  • How Does Depression Hurt?
    In any number of ways
  • When Does Depression Hurt?
    At any given time
  • And…..Why, Does Depression Hurt?

Such painful observations project a reminiscent tolerance through a window many peer.  Such questions were also noted in a similar vein through an old television commercial for an anti-depressant medication. This particular Ad sent a very powerful message regarding the debilitating effects depression can have not only on the individual who suffers, but also those around us.

Resources for DepressionThe scene is set in a dimly lit somber laced room,

where we see morbid footage of actors appearing deeply depressed, pensive in thought with whatever tragedy, ‘or not’ infests their mind. The atmosphere is so grave even the poor dog is depressed.

Depression, or at least a solemn mood, does have a very infectious and quite profound domino effect on people, and indeed their furry loved ones. Friends or family may at some point choose to distance themselves from a depressed person; nobody wants to absorb that ‘Negative Energy’ after a while it brings them down.

So what does one do in a situation as such? What can one do in order to release themselves from residing under that gloomy gray cumulus hovering ominously over your life?

First and foremost, you have to want to heal. You may well be thinking “Why on earth would I want to be depressed?” Fact is, there are millions of people who have become so accustomed to living in a depressive state that they cannot conceive, or perceive, a way out. Others might well be content, which sounds unusual but perhaps they do not recall ‘happiness’ therefore accept. Some live with despondency, some in denial, while others remarkably opt to dwell in this misery.

Resources for DepressionIT’S TIME to start enjoying life again, and get the help you need. It’s out there.

For the majority, this is a lot easier said than done. Much of the time we may prefer to hibernate, crawl under a rock and remain there isolated, in pain, suffering with the grim thoughts of death, and not really address the problem. Depression can make us feel lethargic; we’ll find ourselves sleeping more, or less, with an inability to concentrate. There are a number of symptoms associated with depression; ones that we cannot just ‘snap out of’ but we do need to seek some form of help if we want to get our lives back on track and start enjoying life the way it was meant to.


Depression is more than the blues; it is more than the normal, everyday ups and downs. When that “down” mood, combined with other symptoms, lasts for more than a couple of weeks, the condition may be clinical depression. This is a serious health problem that affects the total person.

If you think your child has an emotional problem (even if it is not serious enough to be called a mental illness) that requires more help than you can give, the sooner he or she gets the needed help, the sooner he or she may feel better.

Mental disorders are real illnesses, just like diabetes or other physical ailments. Having a mental illness does not mean a person is weak, or a failure, or is not really trying. It means he or she needs treatment. Untreated, mental disorders can result in damage to self-esteem, poor school performance, problems with relationships and even suicide. Mental health treatment works; most people can be helped. Treatment helps reduce the symptoms of the mental disorder, improve relationships, strengthen coping skills and promote behaviors that make a person’s life better.

Neither parent nor teen should be afraid of what people might say or think about seeking treatment. You should draw upon many available resources and may even be surprised by the support you receive from your friends and your teen’s friends.


Sometimes, you just don’t know the true weight of what you’re carrying until the day you feel its release.

Remember, you are not alone!

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