Self Treatment for Depression - No need of Depression Treatment Centers
I have spoke about the signs and symptoms of Depression already in my hub here. So, is Inpatient Depression Treatment is the only solution to overcome this? Does a professional physician required to help to treat depression?
My answer is, NO, if it is very early stage and you have the will power to work on it. Few people might have crossed the early stage and they don’t even realize that they are suffering with depression and it needs treatment. They may need help from other people like friends and family to get them treated. But those who fall in the early stage and are willing to come out of it, can surely succeed by following the below techniques. I am not a professional adviser, but I surely have the quality to tell about it, because I succeed in overcoming my depression, on my own.
As I have said in my profile, I worked as a Software Engineer (IT Consultant) for nearly 5 years. Later, I resigned my job to take care of my son and also to join my husband who got a new job in Switzerland. Though Switzerland is a beautiful country, having lots of things and places to enjoy, I felt depressed for many reasons like, I was away from friends and family, I didn’t get any friends immediately, I used to be idle through out the day (except few things to be done for my son), after my husband leaves to job, and so on. Also, the weather change had an impact in my mood. The cloudy, snowy days locked me inside the apartment, even I didn’t peep through windows.
Now, I am all out of my depression. I have no time to feel depressed. My hands are always full to keep me busy. I am writing articles, hubs, blogs, chatting with my friends, Facebook and Orkut, what not? Also my son started going to playschool, which also needs drop and pick up and I utilize that time to think of new topics. Watching people around me, their fun, laugh everything inspires me (if you have read my hub Eight ways to keep yourself active and young while turning old, you might have understood this point).
Now I am not an introvert. I don’t wait for the opposite person to wave his/her hand and say a hi to me. I take up chances and win. So, how exactly I worked to come out of depression?
First point, I realized that I am depressed.
Second point, I had the will power and confidence to overcome it.
Third point, I worked on it and succeeded.
Here is how I worked on it.
1. Make the list
Make the list of things that depressed you. In my case, loneliness, new country, new language. So, I started doing something against all of them. I attacked my loneliness by finding new friends, and by keeping touch with the old ones through Internet and phone.
I tried to learn the new language (and still not succeeded though, but happy I can make out a few words). I am happy now. I can understand that your depressions could be of something deep emotional hurting. But trust me, you can overcome it, if you have will power. Didn’t our Eiddwen overcome her personal losses and shining in our hubpages? It is just you have to sort out the path for yourself. If it is someone close to you had hurt you, show them that you didn’t lose your happiness. That is the best way to react.
2. Make all Happy Quotes as yours
I know it is easy to say than to live. But once when you understand it deeply and started living on this path, nothing can stop you. There is no other go for the depression, except to leave you and find a new home for itself.
There could be 100 reasons to become sad. But there is only one reason that makes you happy. That reason is “I want to be happy. Because I want it”. Nothing more or less than that is going to explain you the concept.
3. Be the Leader
Don’t wait for someone to start, may it be a friendship hello or a bright little smile. By smiling and waving at your friends or a stranger at the first hand will rise your image and not going to do any harm. When you feel the rise of image in others, your confidence will get boosted. Confidence is one soldier of yours, who has the power to fight depression at any stage. The great hidden truth is, this soldier can never be killed by any others, but only by his own master. That is, YOU. So, don’t kill your own savior. Keep him safe and win the world.
4. Find and dust your interests
Are you good in writing or do you love painting? Did you left them in darkness? Now it is time for you to bring them to light, once again. Don’t search for someone to appreciate you. Be your own appreciator and pamper yourself. Pat on your own back. Things will fall in line automatically.
5. Learn New things
This world has lots and lots of treasures to share with you. Just go and discover. Idle mind is devil’s workshop. Don’t let your mind to be idle for long time. It is not a must to go out of your home all the time to discover something new. You can work even sitting at home. Try a new recipe for your kids and family. See the joy in their face. Now check where your depression is sitting. Might be in the corner of the corridor, checking whether you give another chance to it. Tell it, that you have no more plans of handling your life to this monster.
There is nothing unchangeable in this world. You can. Only you have to believe in YOURSELF. You Must Believe. Let your mantra be “I am my own master. I don’t want to be a slave of anyone or anything. I can win myself”.
Defeating Depression is nothing but winning yourself. If you cannot win yourself, who else can do it? Be happy, always.
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