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I immediately began to run towards the only thing that brought me comfort and peace…. God.

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I would sit in there in the phone with my best friend as she prayed me through that time. Every single day. Whether I wanted to or not. She knew something was wrong and made it a point to be a the light I needed in the darkness. Once you’re in depression, you start to focus on every little thing that you’re jut happy with. For me, the devil was using the time frame and the state of mind I was in to keep me trapped in a dark place. Wanting to put a wedge in my friendships and relationship and family. Because that’s what he does. Amplifies your focus on the dark. If it wasn’t for that light that God sent when I needed it, I don’t know how I would have made it through that point in time. Once I realized that I was intact facing depression and anxiety, I immediately began to run towards the only thing that brought me comfort and peace…. God.

This is when I developed my relationship with God and truly started to want to discern his voice. I worked in my relationship with God but learning how to properly pray and connect with him through journaling. I still journal to God daily..

Journaling is good to get your ideals out of your head and down on paper.

When journaling, start each page with a general thought, be sure to date it so you can reference the time frame of that journal entry. It is similar to a diary style entry. If it is goal related theme then write down the main goal. If it is a feeling, then I would just start out pouring out my thoughts. I would then ask myself why I feel the way I feel. What are the things that triggered my feelings. Then I notate things that I can do to prevent those feelings point forward. I also personally like to listen to sermons and motivational speakers to help get my thoughts and mind right, praise music is also good as well or music for motivation to really set the tone!

Continue to read below to finish reading about the symptoms of depression!

5. Irritability

Depression can affect the sexes differently. Research shows that men with depression may have symptoms such as irritability, escapist or risky behavior, substance abuse, or misplaced anger.

Men are also less likely than women to recognize depression or seek treatment for it.

6. Changes in appetite and weight

Weight and appetite can fluctuate for people with depression. This experience may be different for each person. Some people will have an increased appetite and gain weight, while others won’t be hungry and will lose weight.

One indication of whether dietary changes are related to depression is if they’re intentional or not. If they’re not, it may mean that they’re caused by depression.

7. Uncontrollable emotions

One minute it’s an outburst of anger. The next you’re crying uncontrollably. Nothing outside of you prompted the change, but your emotions are up and down at a moment’s notice. Depression can cause mood swings.

8. Looking at death

Depression is sometimes connected with suicide. In 2013, more than 42,000 people died from suicide in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source.

People who die by suicide usually show symptoms first. Often people will talk about it or make a first attempt before succeeding in ending their life. If you think someone is at immediate risk of self-harm or hurting another person:

  • Call 911 or your local emergency number.
  • Stay with the person until help arrives.
  • Remove any guns, knives, medications, or other things that may cause harm.
  • Listen, but don’t judge, argue, threaten, or yell.

If you think someone is considering suicide, get help from a crisis or suicide prevention hotline. Try the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

If you have had some of the previously mentioned symptoms for more than two weeks, you might be suffering from major depression disorder. Recognizing that you’re depressed is essential to getting the right help.

Depression affects millions of people, but there are varying treatments available, from lifestyle changes to medications. No matter the path of treatment you choose, asking for professional help is the first step to getting back to feeling like yourself again.

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