Question of the Day – No. 329 What does depression mean to you? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 53 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 329” Add yours Depression is lack of motivation, energy and desire. Feeling sad is only a symptom. LikeLiked by 7 people Reply Very true! Sadness is only a small part of what depression really means. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wanting without hope. LikeLiked by 7 people Reply Does it matter the reason for that “wanting”? LikeLike Reply No. LikeLiked by 1 person Not reading Jojo is torture to a extremely dangerous extent. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply I hope that doesn’t happen too often! LikeLike Reply It is the feeling that consumes some people when they realize the truth. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m curious-please explain? I haven’t found any episode of depression to be particularly enlightening yet. I tend to find that clarity and perspective are on low ebb at these times LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I think depression is played out as chemical imbalances that require pills to fix. Or bad diet that can be fixed by eating from the right food groups. Or required exercise that is remedied by joining a gym. All great for capitalism, but I think my depression comes from knowing that what they told us in school was a big fairy tale just like Santa. Sorry, that’s probably not very enlightening. LikeLiked by 4 people Ok, yeah. Kind of get that- sadly often the ‘truth’ many people seem to realise when depressed is that they’re a total failure or something, so I read your comment very differently to how you intended it. With you on the money grabbing cures though, definitely- maybe self-help books should be on the list too. Not so much the food though, if you can prep from scratch (challenging if your motivation has gone awol) then there’s not so much profit in it and you know exactly what you’re eating. LikeLiked by 1 person I agree with you on the food. Eating right and excercising do help… It’s just not usually the full issue. I would love to produce all (or a majority) of my own food, but like you said, it’s a matter of motivation. Self help books…I equate these to seeing a psychologist. Someone will gladly take $100/hour to tell you what you already know! Thanks a lot for reading and commenting! LikeLiked by 2 people unexplained feeling of sadness and emptiness. Crying for no reason. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply For no reason? That’s interesting. What makes you say it’s for no reason? LikeLike Reply You know, you’re crying and someone asks, “Why are you crying?” You answer, “I don’t know! I don’t knowwww!” and truly, deep down, you don’t have any reason whatsoever to cry. It happens. Sometimes as during the process( not before) the cryer might hold unto many past sad moments to cry more and sorrow deeper. LikeLiked by 2 people Depression is a permanent state (though can run in minor cycles) that can have many symptoms and can differ from people I believe. Common symptoms in myself when I am experiencing depression can be numbness (not happy, not sad, not angry…just numb or loss of control of my emotions maybe?) hopefulness, sometimes suicidal thoughts, vivid messed up and heartbreaking nightmares/dreams, insecure, questioning my faith or place in the world. Etc. Depression is not sadness. Sadness is a temporary feeling and a very NORMAL emotion to have, and can sometimes be confused for depression. Depression can be caused by many things I also find. Be it during a time of grieving a loved one, heartbreak is a common cause for depression, or in my case genetic and I think just intertwines with things like my autism. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply Very interesting! In circumstances like grief or loss, it’s very normal and even healthy to feel it. In other circumstances, it’s probably a response to a situation (in the lack of different responses). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Low vibration and energy LikeLiked by 3 people Reply In your opinion, what makes it different than sadness or tiredness? LikeLike Reply Sadness, hopelessness, frustration, withdrawing. Had a few rounds with it. Tough opponent. Better equipped to handle it now but doubt I’ve heard the last of it. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Yes, it is a very tough opponent. How did you manage to overcome it? LikeLike Reply Feeling sad, emptiness, worthless. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply It’s hard to pick yourself up when you are the one who’s down… LikeLike Reply Not being able to even get out of bed, dress, wash….. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply That’s tough. There are people that manage to do this, but they are on auto-pilot… LikeLike Reply Many things like those mentioned above and the feeling your life has come to a standstill. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Maybe the standstill feeling trigger the other ones? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Possibly, I’m not sure. LikeLiked by 1 person forgetting that the world has color to it, asking “why, why, why, when, when, when, how, how, how,” oversleeping every day and hating yourself, wishing to find the answers you need to heal. knowing that it’s an illness but not knowing how to get better, a reframing of little questions. inability to process big questions. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What can people do to get out of this state? LikeLike Reply 35% of my mind LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How much of the day does that 35% influence? LikeLike Reply All day, all night. LikeLiked by 1 person Depression is A mental State in which you lose yourself. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Can we find ourselves by ourselves when we get in this mental state or we always need help? LikeLike Reply Yes LikeLiked by 1 person what does depression mean to me? hmmm well without reading any of the answers above or thinking about my answer too much It means a deep dark black hole of despair and hopelessness in which I get lost. Depression is powerlessness and there is nothing that I hate more It’s feeing as if you fail at every role you play in this life, whether that is a mother, partner, daughter, niece, aunty whatever it is, it is knowing that you cant live up to what you could be for your loved ones. Depression is guilt Depression is shame Depression is overthinking Depression is berating your self over and over again Depression is a lack of self care, self love and self worth It is never truly belonging Depression is a cancer of the soul Depression is doubt Depression is vulnerability with no hope of protection Depression is silence Depression is stigma Depression is loneliness Its a world where everything is surreal and once again you are back in the twilight zone Depression is suicide It wants to crush me up and bury me Its drowning in your own mind Depression is a loss of ability to be able to communicate Depression is being scared of yourself Depression is judgment and lack of empathy from those around you Depression is utter isolation and given a chance it leaves everything around you crumbling to dust It wants to crush me up and bury me Its drowning in your own mind Depression is STIGMA Depression is silence Depression is death LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Depression is everything for the depressed one… LikeLike Reply Depression is frustration. Frustrated with yourself, your life, your actions. A feeling, of hopelessness, sadness, with a desire to change. With no motivation to do so. Depression is a smile, with no emotion behind it. It’s hours of pointless small talk, so you’re not questioned about what’s wrong. Depression is pretending, changing, evolving yourself into a mold the world is comfortable with. Depression is all consuming, gripping, and terrifying. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Beautifully explained! LikeLike Reply Physical Pain like body aches, headaches, despair, loneliness, discouragement, weight, tightness in my chest, gloomy skies, still quietness, hopelessness, darkness, slouching, stumbling, crying, numbness, no aspirations, no ambition, no love, shallow breaths, misunderstandings, enigmatic silence, guilt, unforgiveness LikeLiked by 2 people Reply And all of them being interconnected.. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply No. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply depression is not finding a reason.. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Not finding a reason for what? LikeLike Reply for anything. Why something happen to us? We justify happenings very quickly putting reasons for them as one of the very famous situation people discover depression in, is when someone close dies.. At that moment we don’t find any reason of death (obviously apart from the physical ones) this is cognitive. But our knowledge of species and then all the facts and assumptions come with time and we move on.. depression is that space of reason left empty… In most cases, it is emotional attachments repress our ability of finding the right reason. LikeLiked by 1 person betrayal, loss in gamble, unexpected reactions, and different insecurities proves some of examples.. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Feel of hopelessness, sad, numb, cry for everything, silence, hates life, hates living, looking forward death, no goals, struggle, insomnia, LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What can help the most a person that’s in this state? LikeLike Reply If only I have the answer, wouldn’t I help myself 😀 well i have short term helps thou. Like I sleep, I sing, I binge watch shows, or treat myself with good food. Hang out, I read.. LikeLiked by 1 person Numbness more than anything. It’s like all my sensors are blown out from feeling too much, and now I’m just sorta experiencing things but not reacting in the expected ways. Horribly bad or amazingly good stuff makes me react, but in a reduced capacity. Really weird. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So you only react to extremes… this is very interesting. What do you feel the rest of the time? Numbness only? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply At the depression’s worst, yes. Occasionally hints of the correct feeling will shine through if the numbness is lighter for whatever reason, and if I have consecutive days where feeling returns, I definitely celebrate it. But at its strongest, there’s just this sense of “I know I should be happy/sad about this…why can’t I feel it?” LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.