“You have to be at the receiving end of pain for you to understand how pain works.”
Most people try to be logical in dealing with depression but end up worsening it. Simply because you cannot just cure it mentally
(although ironically it is said to be a mental problem). Most sufferers deal with it alone because they feel like no one would understand them. I too, was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and I feel worse whenever people would try to analyze it for me. As if they know my illness better than me. Some would even play “psychologist”. It just doesn’t work that way that’s why most people with anxiety just resort to denying and not accepting their condition. Therefore, denying themselves to be diagnosed and treated.
Depression is not a choice, it’s not a case of snapping out of it or pulling yourself together. People who has never been clinically depressed should stop being so definitive about it and accept that it’s a complex condition. The reason why you’ve been able to snap out of it is because it’s not depression but merely sadness. Depression is a medical condition and not just a “state of mind” and it needs to be treated right away. It’s a serious condition when left untreated and it could lead to death. Maybe if more people could keep an open mind on this and be less judgmental of anxiety sufferers, suicide cases maybe lessened.