Are we educated enough to understand how easily we degrade the seriousness of the term and place “Depression”. Not able to decipher what I am trying to say/write and convey with it.
Let me try to Help you understand this using an example…….
▪️You’re sitting on a bench in a park; there comes your Friend (financially good n healthy) & a Beggar (homeless n VERY weak); they both tell you that they wanna have some food. Who’s situation is worse and whose request should be taken seriously? I think you can answer this yourself.
Here one is HUNGRY (friend) and the other is probably been STARVING, one needs to eat now to be okay while other will need a proper healthy diet in a constant manner and for months to at least be okay. The seriousness of the situation is different right.
Nowadays, many people use the term depression/depressed even when they are just sad/ frustrated/ angry/ upset. And because of this even when someone is actually depressed and he tells it is taken coolly. This use of term for even the smallest mood swing is degrading the actual brutal meaning of it. We all have heard our friends/partner/colleagues saying “oh I am so depressed my dad scolded me”,”this subject classes are making me depressed” or “this movie got me depressed”.
Please just Kindly understand, that this term isn’t any fashion trend that one needs to follow in order to be “cool” or “happening” or “to make people know that you have a tough life.”
Using that term tooo much and for unworthy reasons just to steal some attention is making it loose its true meaning and is also making people less concerned for someone who is using to receive serious help.
(I am doubtful whether you all gonn agree with it or not)
By using it unnecessarily you in real sense are stealing someone’s right of getting serious help. People will start taking those in actual need for granted. I’ve read and heard stories in person and on the internet about how someone took their friend’s/partner’s/…etc. complaint lightly when they were in the earlier phase of depression. Many of which have committed suicides, became addicts etc. and now they’ve lost far more to be imagined.
I know there are more reasons that surely has the contribution in it. But this as I see now is one of them and is growing rapidly.
Lets Try and Educate the Educated ones about the difference between “Being Depressed” & “Mood Swings”. That one is like Falling into a dark pit which will just get Darker and Darker, making your way out of it will take time and lots of effort, It’s truly possible to find the way but sometimes one may need someone’s trustworthy hands: to hold for a while to make that process easier.
And that the other is just one “Swing” which can be stopped in a second and it wont necessarily need someone’s help (you’re enough) !!
If you hear someone say this word unnecessarily just stop them in a way that can make them think too, tell them that they are making a joke of this heavy word and that how n where they are making a contribution.
Help those individual who are actually in trouble to be heard and to not to be taken for granted. Let them know that they are important to you and that not everyone is callous.
This post is about Creating An Awareness especially for those trend driven educated people ( i don’t think I know some specific word for it); Who can read, write and speak languages but lack the understanding.
It would be really great if you can share this verbally or by using any means of communications/ social networking or by making your own post about it. Just help more and more people know this.
Not Make An Acute Problem A Joke
And That Term
If you wish you can share your such experiences or your thoughts here… It will be helpful ☺