Why is everybody’s depression different? The answer you may be looking for might surprise you; Each individual is different, and what they go through will be different. No two people are alike. Our minds our wonderous things and we often view them as either a curse or a blessing.
Below are three different stories, in which shows you that each person’s depression is different:
Albert’s Story: I started getting depressed around age 11. I missed 15-30 days of school a semester from junior high through high school. The funny thing is, I didn’t know what was wrong at the time, which resulted in denial for years. Now I am 28 years old and am seeking professional help. I didn’t want to admit that I needed help. I wanted to do it myself.
Sally’s Story: I was in a way relieved when the doctor said my problem was depression because I thought something was really wrong. Depression, which was affecting my colon and gut—and it really worried me there because my dad died of cancer and I have lots of cancer in my family. But when I thought about what the doctor said, I realized that, yes, I am depressed.
Ben’s Story: Everything was going wrong. I was under a lot of pressure and stress. My shoulders started aching, and I got muscle spasms across my back. There was no reason for it. I’m usually very positive, but I wasn’t being rational. I noticed I wasn’t getting things done either.
As you can see, depression will affect everyone differently, which brings on different struggles and life stories.
Remember, with anything that involves the mind, be patient. It’s not going to happen overnight. With time and therapy, you just might find yourself improving your health. What are you going to do today, that will impact tomorrow?