Essay about Depression And Its Effects On Society

1331 Words Oct 5th, 2016 6 Pages
The topic of depression is still taboo in our society. It’s always a topic that most people rather stay in the dark about then actually learn and recognize how people may actually think. I believe you can still be successful, and do things that most people do if you put your mind to it. All you have to do is find someone or something to help motivate you. For example, when I was younger I was diagnosed with depression. I was always so sad and my mom would have to drag me out of my bed every morning because I didn’t have motivation to do anything. Negative thoughts flooded my head and I felt as if I were drowning. Depression takes a toll on you mentally and physically. It makes everything dull and you feel like a zombie most of the time due to all the medications they test on you. So when I was 15 my depression was hitting an all-time low and I had begun self-harming to relieve the pain I felt in my head. Most people who haven’t done it wouldn’t understand why people do it. They think it’s outrageous and crazy but little do they know it’s sort of comforting. Well things just got worse and worse so my mom decided to send me to residential. Residential is a temporary home you live at when you are struggling with your mental health. There they teach you how to love yourself and how to talk about your feelings. Overall, I agreed to go to the residential home in Pennsylvania for a year to help me learn to love myself, learn new coping skills, and learn how to open up and talk…

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