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CAUSES AND HOW TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION

Many things can cause depression and we must understand it's symptoms Fo know how to overcome. You must know that everything in life is well and properly organized; little wonder the universe has existed for so long without self-destruction. Order and organization has sustained its existence.
You see, order and organization is the antidote to a chaotic situation and life. Every time a thing is not in its place; out of order or disorganized, there is chaos, confusion, retardation or stagnation.
When things are disorganized, there is frustration and distress.

Organization and proper order is critical to progress, peace and success.
Any nation without order or organization ceases to be a nation. A community not well organized would frequently experience dissention, fracas and conflicts.
A home where order is out of place becomes dysfunctional and desolate. Order and organization is the key to progress, peace and possibilities.
Everything in life has its place, purpose and role. When anything is displaced it begins to malfunction, fail and consequently self-destruct. In a car, water is not meant for the carburator and fuel is not meant for the radiator.

In beauty, lipstick is not an eye shadow and your facial scrub is not your body wash. Everything has its place and purpose.
A major challenge for mankind today is simply the sheer number of individual who do not know exactly what their role or place is in this world.
Because of the sophisticated nature of our social interaction and interdependence, we easily lose ourselves along our journeys and destinies through life.

We easily take on the form and nature of who, what and where we’re most conversant or familiar with.
We as mankind find it too easy to adapt and settle anywhere; we are conditioned to function that way. An eagle will never give up trying to fly no matter how long it takes, a fish would never adapt to existing outside of water because it knows it would kill it. A penguin would not adapt to the desert environment and a polar beer will not move to the jungle. These lesser creatures know their place and would never settle for anything or anywhere outside of their place.

Even if it kills them trying, they’ll rather die than give up on finding their place, they know their place and would only function perfectly in their place.
But as mankind, because we have superior intelligence and can create ways to cope and survive outside our perfect places of purpose, we settle anywhere and for anything.
This strength unfortunately has become a weakness because by it, many have failed and lived lives far apart from their very essence and purpose in this world.

Interestingly in mankind’s attempt to establish order and control, structures and mind reconditioning institutions have been established to tutor people on who they can be but not really expose them to who they really are.
Our culture, tradition, formal and informal educational institutions today keep educating and teaching us how we can live better lives and be the best that we can be. This of course is a commendable feat and has sure brought about civility, decency, maturity, ethics and good values in the society, a possible consequence or a gap in this practice however, is the premium these institutions has placed on some kind of abilities and the disdain or derision it has brought on some very useful skills and abilities very much needed in this world as well.

Consequently, most people gravitate towards the most prestigious, respected and valued kind of professions, skills and abilities in life, abandoning the ones disdained or undervalued even if it is their purpose and their place in life.
Many today are in professions they don’t like, employments they don’t like, associations they don’t like, industries they don’t find interesting and interactions they find boring but chose to remain and endure because it’s perceived as premium and prestigious.

These people running from their place in this world to take on lives, functions and purposes not originally meant for them are mostly frustrated, unhappy, depressed and slow in their journeys through life. Depression is a form of mood stress or disorder, it can also be the lack of interest in an activity. It is the situation when a person believes that nothing in the world is interesting, hence dissociate from everything in the environment, forgetting that life is beautiful.

A person who is depressed is usually unhappy, unhealthy and unease. It is as a result of the trauma encountered after an incident that has occurred, this could be in form of a loss, rejection or betrayal.

It is imminent for you to know that no one is too big not feel depressed but it is possible to overcome depression. I can recall when the world famous gospel singer and Grammy Award winner - Tasha Cobbs said during an interview that she was going through depression. I know you'd imagine, how can a gospel singer for that matter and someone that the world look up to, be depressed, as sad as it can be... It is true!

It is of recent that I read of occurring depression incident gaining prominence in Nigeria, I got to realize that after several students finished writing their jambs and got to see their results that they became sad, down and depressed to the extent that some of them went on to commit suicide, and just in 48 hours there was a news of two suicidal occurrence…OVER WHAT?
You may be thinking, it's not really a big issue to take too seriously let alone to lead to one killing himself, but it's more than what you imagine it to be.

 CAUSES OF DEPRESSION
Depression could occur as a result of a loss of a family member, closed friend, relative or loved ones. In fact it could be as a result of not getting a positive result of an examination, plan, project or an event that didn't turn out well.

By inference we can deduce from Mayo Clinic the symptoms of Depression. Although depression may occur only once during your life, people typically have multiple episodes. During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day and may include:

• Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness.

• Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters.

• Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports.

• Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much.

• Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort.

• Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain.

• Anxiety, agitation or restlessness.

• Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements.

• Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame.

• Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things.

• Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
• Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches.
ARE YOU DEPRESSED OR HAVING ANY OF THE SYMPTOMS ABOVE? 

BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM? 

1. Stay Calm

2. Talk to someone you trust (a reputable elder preferably) 

3. Don't be alone, be sure to be around people

4. Visit the church and/or talk to your Pastor 

5. Have a regular exercise 

6. Eat when you feel hungry 

7. Visit the Hospital/Therapy

8. Do not over think, nothing in life last forever, it will soon be over. 

9. Stay happy no matter what. 

10. ABOVE ALL, DONT EVER THINK OF COMMITTING SUICIDE, LIFE IS TOO BEAUTIFUL TO DIE. 

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