Depression is an extremely common mental disorder which affects both sexes and all ages and the percentage of people who suffer depression is on the increase. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide, a heartbreaking fatal outcome associated with the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

Many people ask the question, “Why do people become depressed?” There are all kinds of statistics you can dissect and analyze. Personally, I believe “WHY NOT.”

If you live anything even close to a typical life, things are probably pretty chaotic on a daily basis. Amid working, taking care of the children’s needs and your social life, it is so easy for pressure levels to rise, and this is ok for a small period of time. Junk food is consumed far too often, creating poor nutrition and the media bombards people’s minds with tragedies, bad news and gossip. So many people live lives of quiet desperation because they live in a rut, do not believe in themselves and therefore have no hope for the future.

It never ceases to amaze me when people are surprised that so many people suffer from depression. Stress is a natural response to things that are happening in your environment. It is your body’s way of telling you that there is something in your life that needs to be dealt with. From time to time, stress can get the better of you and then it is imperative to deal with it before it starts to affect your health. Many people can be simply uninspired and just need some encouragement and focus whilst others have an imbalance of hormones or clinical depression and will need treatment.

When someone is suffering from depression they often feel like giving up because they feel powerless, desperate, of no value and shattered.

If you or someone you care about is feeling uninspired and down the following suggestions could help:

  • Play some happy music.
  • Work the down feeling off by doing some chores while listening to music.
  • Confide in a trusted friend or family member.
  • Write down all the things you are grateful for in your life.
  • Count your blessings in the shower every morning. Having an attitude of gratitude is absolutely amazing and beneficial.
  • Eat a healthy and wholesome diet to give your body all the healthy nutrition it needs.
  • Read a good self improvement book instead of all the rubbish and gossip in newspapers and magazines.
  • Treat yourself to a little time out for yourself each day for meditation and relaxation.
  • Watch the “Secret” and be amazed as you learn about the Universal law of attraction.

If you or someone is more than feeling down and possibly clinically depressed it is extremely important to get professional help. As the bible says, Seek and you shall find. From a doctor you will probably be given drugs which do not always help and can sometimes do more harm than good. Seek other ways. I would highly recommend seeking out a good C.R.A. (Contact Reflex Analysis) practitioner who will get to the root of the problem.

With time and help, you will feel better.