What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do / would you deal with some of these issues?
Depressions is a mood that results in persistent sadness, anxiousness, or "empty" mood. Depressions may come in many forms, one such form is depressive disorder. A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as feeling sad or depressed, it is not as simple. Feeling sad or depressed is just an emotion that would pass and fade away within days. Depression is entirely different thing, it is regarded as an emotion, but the effects of it sticks to the victim like a terminal illness. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.
Depressions are caused by mainly stress. When one’s stress level goes above average and beyond one’s control, the emotional factor of the brain will result in the illness, depression. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression. I think that these victim of depression should seek help immediately or else one could easily break down emotionally and physically. One way of coping with stress is to calm down and relax, reflect on what really causes the stress and counter it appropriately. Think of it as a board game, a chess game. In order to defeat the opponent, one might first stop and predict the opponent’s next move before moving the pieces. When this routine is carried out successfully for a period of time, one would obtain victory. This strategy can also be applied when loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from others, having to put up a front, etc., affects oneself.