Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is much more than simple unhappiness. It hurts. Not just emotionally, but physically too.
If you think you have depression, talk to someone you trust & seek professional help.
Try the medication
I was barely functional when I went to see my doctor. Ever since I take depression medication, I am much better. I know there’s a lot of fear and false beliefs around taking medication for mental health, but it truly can help you get better. At least try for a few months before you dismiss it.
Say No to people
Give yourself permission to say no. It’s okay to say no to social events or obligations when you’re already overloaded. When you say no, you’re saying yes to more energy for the things that really matter.