Surrounding yourself with positive people soothes sadness

At some point in our lives, we’ve all felt some form of depression. For some, it’s worse and more often than others.

Some people honestly can’t help it. It’s not their fault; their brains are chemically imbalanced.

No, this doesn’t make these people crazy, but the way they process and deal with bad situations is harder.

One in every 10 people in America has been diagnosed with clinical depression. More than 80 percent of these people are not receiving any kind of treatment or help for this.

People may say, “I’m so depressed” after a tragic situation, but that feeling only lasts for a short time before people return to their normal lives.

Not to say those feelings might not be brought back again later, just not with the same intensity.

People always confuse extreme sadness with depression, though the two are nowhere near the same thing.

People who are depressed don’t just say it to say it; they’re struggling and just getting out of bed in the morning is hard for them.

We are so quick to tell people to retain their actual feelings so our own fun doesn’t stop. For them, the fun never really started.

Some people might be better at hiding it than others, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dying on the inside. We are all humans, and we all have emotions.

This is a fact, and it’s only natural. We shouldn’t condemn anyone for being brave enough to show these emotions and ask for help.

That person already has so many things going on in his head. If he comes to you for help, always try your best and let him know you’re there.

In 2011, the American College Health Association– National College Health Assessment found that 30 percent of college students reported feeling so depressed that it was hard to function normally.

Speaking from experience, I can tell you this is true. College is hard.

It’s hard being away from home for the first time and on your own and not having your high school friends around all the time. We all learn to cope with things in different ways.

Some advice I would give to those of you who feel this way is first to remember that things aren’t as bad as they seem.

Find yourself a good group of friends or just one person who will listen to you and be there for you, and when you feel this way, don’t push them away.

If you continue having this problem or if it gets worse, a doctor or counselor could help.

Never let yourself feel like you’re crazy for being you, and remember you don’t have to feel that way.

If you have problems with depression, there are many ways you can get help.

This is not your fault, and you shouldn’t let it stop you from living your life.

Surround yourself with positive people. If they’re not positive, let them go; you don’t need to carry their negativity along with everything else.

You can overcome these problems and be the best you can.

Never refuse help or hold back how you feel from anyone who’s going to help you. If they judge you, you didn’t need them anyway.

Always remember there is someone who loves you and wants to see you be happy and do great things.

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