Depression isn’t always noticeable. In fact, many people with depression hide it well. They live in secrecy.  Would you be able to spot depression in someone else, maybe even in yourself?  I’m noting the top 5 habits of people with depression below. If you find two or more describe yourself or someone else, you need to seek out help.

  1. Those who live with depression have learned to alter their apparent moods, and may even be some of the most seemingly “happy” people that you know. Do you feel like you’re faking your joy?
  2. They are creatures of habit. Yes, people with depression often have lifestyle habits that they use to treat their everyday state-of-mind. This can be in the form of music, exercise, driving, walks, or basically anything they know can get themselves out of a sinking set of emotions.  While these habits can look healthy, and they are, they are often concealing something darker.
  3. Big insight on their own mortality that is shared, publicly, with out the usual fear or nervousness that most people have when speaking on the subject. Yes, depression often makes people have a complex thought process about life in general and death in general. Facing one’s mortality often comes at moments of desperation, but it doesn’t always lead to suicide. There are people who are depressed who think lovingly about death.
  4. They look for their purpose or reinvent their purpose. Is this you? Those who live with unseen depression are no stranger to always trying to compensate in their life for the frailties that they have inside.  Thus, they try on new jobs, places to live, and hobbies like they may change underwear, constantly searching for something that will make them happy.
  5. They are love seekers. Some people may write someone off as always having to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, but this may be a sign of depression. People who live with depression in a private and undisclosed way do so for protection. This is for the protection of their hearts. This is for the protection of the people around them.  But they are also quick to latch on to someone who they feel can help them feel happy, even if the relationship is unhealthy or they barely know the person. When the other person can’t “cure” their longing for happiness, not really a partner, they jump  ship and move on to the next person.

I can help you with depression. I can help you reclaim your joy. Please reach out to  me and let’s talk about solutions.

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