Go outside and have fun your depression will go away. Wait, what? Seriously?
How convenient it is for people to have their own notions about a serious mental illness. Depression is the most misunderstood illness amongst people and it is just sad that people just don’t even bother to correct them by reading more into it.
Here are some common misconceptions about depression that might give you some clarity for now!
1. Depression means you are sad all the time.
Yes, depression makes people low on energy which leads to loss of motivation, insomnia etc. But this occurs in depressive episodes that can last for around two weeks or more and not all the time.
2. Depression is a choice/a way to seek attention.
Seriously? In fact, it is just the opposite of choice because the pervasive feeling in a depressive episode is the loss of control of their brain and nerves. You never know if they are clinging on to you to seek a reason to live.