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Depression Makes You Feel Numb

Updated on August 31, 2017

Depression kills not only your mental health but your feelings.

Depression can be a mental health killer...literally. This is the uncomfortable and unbearable truth. If untreated, it can ruin relationships, mental health, general health and well-being, and even more frightening is your life.

Depression can make you numb to your feelings. Something catastrophic and devastating can happen and you can feel nothing. You can look at pictures of neglected animals, stories about tragic events, have a significant loss, witness a catastrophic event and not feeling a thing. Nothing. How awful is that? How awful is it that things that you should feel terrible about or even some positive events you should be happy about make you feel empty, not happy or sad.


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Emotions you lose when you are depressed:

  • Happiness

  • Sadness

  • Grief

  • Love

  • Hate

  • Hurt

  • Joy

  • Comfort

  • Warmth

  • Sympathy

There are many more emotions that are gone.

4 Major ways to treat this depression and get out of your "funk"

  1. Get into a daily routine: Get up, shower and refresh, eat a good breakfast, get some fresh air, and start your day right. EVERYDAY.
  2. Exercise: After performing your morning routine, go out and exercise. Talk a walk, go for a run if you are a runner, go to the gym if that is what you like. Just be active.
  3. Sleep: Do not oversleep. When you are depressed, you tend to sleep all of the time. Set an alarm and have a decent sleep frame.
  4. Keep Busy: When you are busy and do not have a ton of down time to think, you are more distracted and this can be positive!

Percentage of individuals that depression affects

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© 2017 Dana Abbott


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    • denise.w.anderson profile image

      Denise W Anderson 7 months ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      There was a time in my life when I only felt two emotions, anger and sadness. I didn't know that anything else existed! When I was diagnosed with depression after feeling suicidal, I went into treatment with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and found out that there was a whole plethora of emotions that I didn't know about. Now, I am much more likely to feel one of them before I get to the point of being angry or sad!