Regardless of your profession, age, health, personality and despite how great things are in your life – anybody, anytime can get affected by depression.
The signs and symptoms of depression may differ from person to person and situation to situation- AND fortunately the mental disorder can be treated.
Deepika Padukone was diagnosed with clinical depression at the peak of her career. She said depression hit her at the most unexpected time and with no warning.
Shaheen Bhatt, was 12 when she was diagnosed with depression. She revealed how she avoided therapy in the beginning because it would make her look ‘weak’ or ‘crazy’. But later, therapy helped her move past it and embrace life.
Robin Williams battled addiction with alcohol and drugs. He was 63 when he died of suicide.
Gwyneth Paltrow said she went into a dark place after the birth of her second child. Therapy, sleep, and rest got her out of it. But her husband was quick to catch the signs of depression.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson battled depression too. There was a point where he was constantly crying. He didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere.
Depression is real. Depression is a disease. It does not discriminate and can affect anyone anytime. Accepting and treating depression like a normal disease is the need of the hour.
Normalizing depression and removing the stigma that revolves around it can significantly reduce the self harm aspects of depression; as more and more come together to share their experiences.
A self assessment is key to understanding if you need to speak with someone immediately. Remember how you Google if your symptoms are serious enough to warrant a specialist, symptoms of mental health challenges can be rather tricky to pin down.
If that seems daunting, you can also try reaching out to someone you trust and tell them how you feel. If you fear judgment or are worried that they may take you out of context, you can always reach out to us.