Depression is now the #1 disability per the World Health Organization. (Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. Sep 13, 2021)
Once you are in a depression, you will not want to take steps that can help you. You feel entangled in thoughts that are creating negative emotions and wanting to share your mental health challenges with someone is too late.
Be aware of the early signs that say, “you are too close to that blackhole.”
Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness, or hopelessness, sudden angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters, loss of interest or pleasure innormal activities, sleep disturbances (insomnia or sleeping too much).
Hopeless outlook, loss of interest, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, appetite changes, emotions, suicidal thoughts.
What should you do? Do not go it alone, find someone to share what is going on. If there is no one you feel comfortable speaking to then call a hotline where someone will not just listen but care about your mental state.
JUST DO NOT GO IT ALONE!