Drowning beneath the waves

Today, let us talk about something people usually refuse to talk about. Let us talk about depression. Not a pleasant topic to talk about and definitely not something pleasant to go through but sometimes there are such circumstances or happenings that drives one to such a place where it feels like there’s no way out. Where it feels like we’re all alone even amongst a crowd, like we’re invisible. That’s not how one should feel like. Ever.
Depression is an ugly truth of the present day world. According to WHO, globally 350 MILLION people of all ages suffer from depression. Suicide results in estimated 1 MILLION DEATHS EVERY YEAR.
Three hundred and fifty million affected and ONE MILLION lives lost every year.
What has happened? Why is that people are left to feel like there’s no way out of their problems? And why is it still being ignored?!
If someone is hurt physically, there are 10 people to ask about the injury. There are as many there to tend to that injury. However when it comes to mental pain suddenly nobody can notice? Suddenly, it isn’t real? And one automatically becomes “crazy” or said to be “asking for attention”
No. Just because it is not visible doesn’t mean it isn’t real.
Depression is like an entity that stays latched on to you 24×7 and sucks the happiness out of your life! Every happy thought that comes is sucked out and one is left feeling hollow. It feels like one is drowning in the ocean while dying from thirst at the same time. It isn’t a pleasant scenario but it definitely isn’t anybody’s cry for attention!

It is a burden that an individual carries and it is ultimately up to them to drop it and if there’s help it’s definitely a boon.
The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy, it doesn’t matter how others see you or think about you. Moreover it is very important to know that opening up about your feelings DOES NOT make you weak. It DOES NOT make you a coward. Sure it might make you vulnerable but it is a better alternative to bottling up all those feelings.
Don’t ever shy away from how you feel. Feeling sad is nothing to be ashamed of. They are your scars, but every hero bears the scars of his or her battles. Those scars are a proof. That you fought and you won. Be proud.

Talk before it is too late. Be healthy. Be happy. Your life is a blank canvas and you are the artist. Go create some art, make it a masterpiece. But remember that like any art, not everyone will understand it, not everyone would appreciate it but there will be some for whom it will be the most beautiful and exquisite thing ever! Don’t stop the masterpiece from happening. Don’t deprive the world of your beauty.