What is depression and when should I seek help?

Depression is a serious mood disorder. Unfortunately, there is a tendency to think that depression is simply feeling sad, anxious, feeling down etc. People are prone to disregard their mental wellbeing due to overuse of the word ‘Depression’ by those who do not have it which prompts them to say ‘everyone has this’, ‘just suck it up, and deal with it’. While individually, these feelings are not concerning, it is however important to understand when to take it seriously and seek help.

Depressive/sad feelings are natural depending on the situation (e.g., loss of a loved one, failure in exam, financial crisis etc.). It only becomes concerning when these feelings begin to persist, and the sadness turns into hopelessness, helplessness or feeling worthless. It can last for days, weeks, months, or even years. When these feelings are no longer bound by a valid/rational reason, or when it starts to interfere with your life and daily activities it is time to seek help.

According to WHO,
approximately 280 million people
in the world have depression!!

Types of Depression:

How Bright Ray can help you tackle Depression:

Depression can weigh you down and prevent you from reaching your true potential. Bright Ray provides a non-judgemental safe space to air out your feelings and address your concerns.

*Bright Ray is not an emergency service provider. If you are considering or contemplating suicide or feel that you are a danger to yourself or to others, please notify appropriate police or emergency medical personnel immediately.

Frequently asked questions

1. What are the more common symptoms exhibited by people with Depressive Disorders? +
Consistent feeling of sadness, difficult sleep pattern, change of appetite, fatigue, loss of interest in doing any activities, feeling of hopelessness/helplessness, irritability, frustration, and suicidal attempts/thoughts

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