Depression In Society Essay

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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 …show more content…
For me, my area to work on was to find new coping skills that I can use when I’m upset. I would substitute the negative behavior I was used to doing with positive behaviors. For example, instead of the instructors reciting coping skills we could use they actively got us involved and showed us new activities we weren’t used to doing. One day they took us hiking up in the woods to show us how soothing it can be to connect with nature. They would also hold mini scrimmage games with a new sport every day. The best coping skill that helped me immensely was art therapy. When I was sad I was able to draw how I was feeling and every time I did it I knew that that was what I wanted to do when I got older. I wanted to be an art therapist to show everyone how using positive coping skills can save you from making a stupid mistake or decision. Now this doesn’t come easy to everyone, you can’t just tell yourself to stop being upset but the instructor of the program can train your brain. The instructor taught me overtime how to switch my thought pattern, and think before I act. Over a long period of time I found out that exercising was a positive coping skill and that making art calmed my mind. People think negatively about institutions but I give the people who work there a lot of credit because they helped me switch my negative thought patterns into positive ones. Overall, …show more content…
I learned that I have a great deal of patience and that your inner strength comes out in your weakest moments. I didn’t think I could get better until I went away. I learned how to love myself more than I had before, I learned new coping skills and I learned how to talk about my feelings. I thought it was very effective and I actually would recommend it for the kids who are struggling. I feel happier than ever now and I know I could conquer anything this giant world throws at me. I believe everything happens for a reason, so whatever had to happen happened and I don’t regret it one bit. I feel healthier now and I know that I can overcome anything that is thrown my

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