Depression under the Smiley- a Bomb!!

We often face depression. Depression came in everyone of our life at different stages. Few of us overcomed it, few of us still struggling with it and trying to get hold of it but few are there roaming with it with a beautiful cover on it.

The concern is more with them who tries to cover it as this “Depression” starts growing from a little seed to a big and the biggest tree once it is kept uncovered. It starts to kill one from inside and at the end it just eat us up and BAM!!!! that’s the end.

But no one want a bad end of us, no one want to get killed by this depression.

Robert William, one of the best actor and comedian. Let’s find out his awards:

Won:

1978 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Mork & Mindy
1980 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Mork & Mindy
1980 – Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Reality… What a Concept
1987 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Good Morning, Vietnam
1987 – Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, A Night at the Met
1987 – Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program, “Carol Burnett Special: Carol, Carl, Whoopi & Robin”
1988 – Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program, “ABC Presents a Royal Gala”
1989 – Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Good Morning Vietnam
1991 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, The Fisher King
1992 – Golden Globe Award – Special Achievement, Aladdin
1993 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire
1996 – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, The Birdcage
1997 – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting
1997 – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Good Will Hunting
2003 – Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Robin Williams Live – 2002
2005 – Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

So many awards. Lots and lots of fans who showered loads and tons of love, lovely family still SUFFERED FROM DEPRESSION AND IT KILLED HIM. It’s just he always wrapped iit up with his beautiful smile.

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Studies suggest that alcoholism and depression may feed each other. People who are depressed are more vulnerable to abusing alcohol than those who don’t experience depressive episodes, and those who drink heavily are also more likely to experience depression. The latest evidence also hints that the same genes may be responsible for both conditions, and depression is a strong risk factor for suicide. About 90% of people who take their own lives are diagnosed with depression or other mental disorders.

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Depression can happen at any age, but often begins in adulthood. Depression is now recognized as occurring in children and adolescents, although it sometimes presents with more prominent irritability than low mood. Many chronic mood and anxiety disorders in adults begin as high levels of anxiety in children.

The most obvious way that depression might lead to death is if the bad feelings of depression lead a person to decide to take his own life. Depression can make people feel helpless and without hope, causing them to reach the unfortunate conclusion that suicide is the only way to end their misery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the tenth leading cause of death among all age groups in the year 2013.

Depression can make co-existing illnesses harder to treat because if you’re not feeling well emotionally, it’s harder to comply with your treatment regimen. In addition, people with depression appear to be at greater risk for contracting certain illnesses, such as heart disease, in the first place. All of these factors combined may put people at greater risk for dying from their illness than they otherwise would be if they did not have depression.

Depression is as old as recorded history. Years ago people thought of it as melancholia. The prevailing notion would be “he just needs to pull himself up by his bootstraps.” It was an uneducated thought that if you were sad, you would just get glad again. It was a self-inflicted pity party. The more the condition was studied and as medical advances were made, clinicians realized that there are many factors and conditions involved with the illness. Depression has many causes and can stem from genetic predisposition, life events, faulty mood regulation by the brain, and medical problems.

Same case:

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself with a shotgun in the guest house of his Seattle home on April 5, 1994. He had long suffered from depression and heroin addiction.He was only 27 at then.
Ranked

#83 on The Best Singers of All Time

#22 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#40 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#10 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

and same with Eminen

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Now, if you search in net you will find lots of stories where people died out of depression. This not only happens with the famous one but we ordinary people often suffers from depression and tries always to hide with our beautiful smile.

This depression has no boundaries, the more you will try to hide the more it with creep within you and eat you up slowly. It don’t feel the age, it don’t have any moods, it don’t make any friends … it just knows to eat you up!!!

But why let it take your life away. It’s your life. No one has the right to play with it except you.

We have seen many sad examples but there are people in the world who fought with this depression and gave the life time, time to be much more strong than this depression, strong to see that glorious part of the life.

Take the example of

Jim Carrey easily makes the short list of history’s most influential comedians, but in an interview with 60 Minutes, the funnyman shocked a lot of people when he acknowledged he has spent much of his life dealing with depression. And he seeked help and fought with this depression and just see he is the winner now.

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Ellen Degeneres

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In 1998, shortly after she revealed that she was a lesbian, Ellen Degeneres’s popular sitcom was axed. “Everything that I ever feared happened to me,” Degeneres later recalled. “I lost my show. I’ve been attacked like hell. I went from making a lot of money on a sitcom to making no money. When I walked out of the studio after five years of working so hard, knowing I had been treated so disrespectfully for no other reason than I was gay, I just went into this deep, deep depression.” But the comedienne persevered, continuing in the industry, and ultimately finding acceptance and happiness with an Emmy-winning talk show.

Now, let’s find the winning stories over the depression. They not only overcomed them but smiled away the depression. Not only the famous one, we ordinary people also can smile and wave them away from our life.

Trust me whenever you feel down or depressed just chant the words – “You will win” and that makes you feel better.No matter what others say, no matter whether they accept the way you are or not. No need to change your uniqueness for any one. Remember, if also you change there will be some to pull you down.

We all have a favorite pass time, when ever feel low do that, listen to music, paint, read stories what ever you feel like that makes you happy just go for it.

There is no shame to seek help. This help will help you to regain yourself and touch the peak one day.

Let’s point out few efficient one which will surely help you to overcome your depression:
Be Active

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When you’re depressed your energy levels can drop drastically, but the last thing you want to do when feeling down is to keep yourself from getting up. It’s a physiological fact that activity fights depression. Get your heart rate up 20 minutes a day, five days a week, and it has been scientifically proven that you will feel better emotionally. Exercising increases the neuro-plasticity of your brain and releases neurochemicals called endorphins, which help to elevate your mood. Even just getting out of the house for a walk, a game of catch with your kids, or a trip to the gym is a medically proven method of improving the way you feel.

Don’t Isolate Yourself

When depressed, you may hear thoughts telling you to be alone, keep quiet and not to bother people with your problems. Again, these thoughts should be treated like parasites that try to keep your body from getting healthy. Do not listen to them. When you feel bad, even if you feel embarrassed, confiding in a friend or voicing your struggles can lighten your burden and begin a process of ending your unhappiness. Talking about your problems or worries is not a self-centered or self-pitying endeavor. Friends and family, especially those who care about you, will appreciate knowing what’s going on.

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Do Things You Once Liked to Do … even if you don’t feel like it

Depression is one of the hardest emotional states to endure, because the symptoms themselves can destroy your will and energy to engage in activities you once loved. Giving in to this lethargic state can give your depression even more power, whereas staying active in your life, pursuing anything and everything you may find of interest will re-ignite your spark and keep you on your own side.

Watch a Funny TV Show or Movie

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It may seem silly or all too simple, but anything that makes you laugh or smile can actually help convince your brain you are happy. If you look at depression as your critical inner voice having tricked you into feeling bad, then you can have your own tricks ready to fight depression. Play your favorite sitcom, watch a funny movie or read a comical writer. Don’t think of this exercise as merely a distraction, but as an effective tool in reminding your brain that you can feel good again.

Don’t Punish Yourself for Feeling Bad

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Feeling embarrassed or self-hating over your depression will only increase your symptoms and discourage you from seeking help. Your critical thoughts toward yourself will try to keep you down any way they can, including by attacking you for feeling down. It’s important to take your side and have compassion for yourself at those difficult times. You can be curious, open, accepting, and loving toward yourself, a much more appropriate attitude. Take your mental health seriously. Remember, depression is a very common and highly treatable disease. It is just a matter of recognizing you’re feeling bad and finding the treatment that works for you.

See a Therapist

Talking is a powerful way of combating your depression. If you feel bad, don’t let anyone tell you it’s no big deal or that you’ll just get over it. There is nothing shameful about recognizing you have a problem you alone cannot seem to resolve and to seek the help of a therapist. Asking for help is a brave act and speaking to a therapist is a healthy, productive endeavor from which every individual would benefit. Learning about the source of your pain can truly help alleviate its impact on your life by helping you to recognize and combat your critical inner voice.

So be nice with yourself and first and foremost love yourself. If also you are depressed don’t wrap it up with the sweet coating rather tear it apart.

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Comments

9 comments on “Depression under the Smiley- a Bomb!!”
  1. renulvesel says:

    Great post and really helpful. Keep it up. !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ~Curiosity~ says:

    Love this post, it is so detailed and has examples of well known people.
    I also love what you can do about it tips! Great job! =)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. LifewithMe says:

      Thank you…You made my day 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. mcgrimmworks says:

    You have a lot of great info and support here – thank you for sharing with the world!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. LifewithMe says:

      You are most welcome and thank you too

      Like

    1. LifewithMe says:

      Thank you for linking my post 😊

      Like

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