I like to sometimes look at life as like a pathway through a forest, depression is when you accidentally stray from that path and get lost.
At that point you have a few options:
1. Just sit down and give up.
2. Keep moving forward in the hope that you might find your path again.
3. Retrace your step and try find where you separated from the path.
4. Call for help.
Option 1 should realistically never be an option.
Options 2, 3 and 4 don’t have an order from best to worst as the order is constantly changing depending on the individual person.
in my case I tried option 2 in the hopes that it would go away over time but when I realised that it wasn’t budging I tried option 3, to try find the cause, this isn’t always obvious and can be hard to find.
At that point option 1 was floating around but I ultimately tried option 4 and while it wasn’t an easy thing to do it worked for me and got me to where I am today.
I realise that what I said above only really skims the surface but it like some type of analogy or somethin’ like that =/
I’m not writing this post in a way to say I’m depressed because I’m currently not, I’m writing it because there are a few people I know who are currently suffering from depression and sadly not so long ago a young relation of mine picked option 1.
Option 4 can sometimes be hard to do in person so below is a link with numbers of people who can help over the phone