Sometimes it can seem like you are completely lost and alone. Sometimes it feels like your life is over and no one around you even cares. There are people who care about your happiness and well-being, but you may not be able to see it properly. Everyone has at least one person in their lives who want them to be happy and are willing to support them through their depression.
Start off by considering your family members. If you and your family fight, you are not alone; most families fight occasionally. You may even have times where the fighting grows so severe that, for a while, you just stop talking to each other. Still, that does not mean that they don’t love you and will not support you when you are depressed and need someone to help you through.
There are bonds beyond blood that can define someone as family. No matter how deep your depression or how lonely you feel, your real friends will always be there to support you. At a point, friends become so close that they are more akin to family than anything else. Real friends support each other when they are depressed or sad; if you go to your friends for support and they do not care, then they were never really your friends to begin with.
When you are depressed, sometimes a little guidance is just what you need to find a sense of direction in getting over it; finding an authority figure that you trust, such as a teacher or spiritual leader, is a good place to start. It can be difficult to open a dialogue with these people because most of us are not particularly close to them to begin with. Still, the guidance and advice they have to offer can make it worth the difficulty to begin talking to them.
Most communities have some sort of free or low-cost mental health care centers that are open to the public in order to provide mental health care to those who are unable to afford a psychiatrist on their own. For more information about what your options may be, visit your local hospital or community bulletin board. When you talk to professionals instead of friends and family, there is an emotional distance that can make it easier to discuss feelings and emotions that can be either painful or awkward. Many people do not want to talk about the causes of their depression because they are afraid of being judged as a result of the therapist diagnosing depression, and speaking to a professional eliminates that fear.
There is nothing stopping you from overcoming depression and having good health mentally; make the decision to begin today. Until you make the decision to help yourself get the help you need, no one else will be able to do anything to help you. It may seem that you are alone and that the world is a dark and unforgiving place, but there are always people who are going to love you and care about you. Stop running for a moment and look around at all of your family and friends. You may find that you are not as lost and alone as you thought, and that there is plenty of support just waiting for you to ask for it.