People experience a lot in life. They experience both joy and sorrow. Whenever something joyful is experienced, it is always a reason to celebrate when tough times occur, thats when problems happen, it is okay to feel sad but you should know how to move on from it. Not all people have good coping mechanism; those who have them are able to pick themselves up when they tumble down on lifes problems but sadly those who dont succumb to the problems and get depressed. Depression is a mental condition in which a person feels and looks at things negatively. He or she becomes pessimistic about life which explains why depression hurts.
Depression can set in anytime especially when something unexpected and painful happens in your life. Some people believe that depression is hereditary and that it cannot be suffered by people who dont have the disorder in the family, this is actually a big misconception that has to be corrected. Depression occurs for many reasons, it can be triggered by a lot of things such as the experience of a painful event like a death of a family, loss of a body part, loss of job, failure in something, or even from exposure to stressful environment. Also, the existence of a medical condition such as terminal illness makes a person prone to depression. When you have depression, the signs are recognizable because you suddenly lack the interest to do something, you always feel the lack of energy, you lose your appetite, and worst, you feel inadequate and hopeless in life. These signs are manifested by depressed people but people around them often dont see it and they only recognize it when the person commits suicide.
Depression is a debilitating disorder because it affects not only your life but the life of other people around you such as your family and friends. So, if you think that you have problems which are hard to bear, seek the help of the people who care for you and undergo counseling.