What Does Depression Mean to Recovery?

20 Dec
What Does Depression Mean to Recovery?

We often ask the question: What does depression mean to recovery? Or, What does depression mean in general? Questions such as these are valued and are very important to understand and comprehend. Here’s what depression means to National Institute of Mental Health:

“Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies, and other methods can effectively treat people with depression.”

Depression isn’t the same for everyone. Each individual has a different story and a different journey. Their struggles are different, and sometimes people forget. With, we believe that depression can be seen as an awakening, or a sign that something needs to change.

“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of those emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. -Kris Carr

Carr summed this up perfectly. What can you do to change your overall stress, anxiety, and depression? Simply move past it. There is a reason event’s from the past are considered as “past events” so that they will remind us in the present to not make the same choices we’ve made in the past. So from what you’ve read today, what will you do differently today, for tomorrow?

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Posted by on December 20, 2014 in Uncategorized


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