Depression hurts everyone, at different points in their lives. You might feel that your fight with depression just isn’t worth winning. You might feel that your fight with depression is too big for you to win. The truth is that you really can win the battle of depression, get your education and move on to a better life.
The trouble with our society is that we’re just now realizing that depression is a serious issue. We think that just because someone isn’t suicidal that they can’t possibly be depressed. This isn’t the case at all. The reality is that you can definitely be depressed without waiting to commit suicide. It’s a slow pain, the type of pain that drags on from day to day. You want to make sure that you’re getting your goals met, and that means that you have to often be focused on the moment more than other people. You’re going to have to dig down in a way that other people might not have to do. You’re going to need to take care of things in a different way. This doesn’t mean that you’re broken — it means that you’re fighting a separate battle.
So, lay down your fears. Nobody is watching your every move. Nobody is judging you. Just by reading this article, you’re already committing to a better life. You’re already telling the world around you that you’re ready for a real change. You’re ready to actually make things happen. You’re ready to feel something connect together in your life. That’s worth it, isn’t it? That’s worth something, and it needs to be something that matters to you. Gone are the days where you had to sit on the idleness while everyone else reaches a good life. You have to make sure that you’re always thinking about your needs above everyone else’s. That’s step one.
But what about the rest of it? How do you really cope when it feels like everyone else around you is doing just fine?
The truth here that you need to understand is this: not everyone around you is doing as well as you think they are. You might think that they are, but that’s only because you’re only getting part of the picture. They are only getting part of the picture when it comes to you as well. So the key here is that you cannot give into what others think about you. That would just put your life on hold, and who really wants to do that, at the end of the day?
Reach out to depression support groups on campus, or online support groups if you’re going to stay online. The world is really up to you. There’s nothing wrong with making sure that you really have a lot more options than meets the eye. It’s just going to be a matter of ensuring that you’re thinking about what you honestly desire. Continue reading