Last update: April 13, 2022
Depression is a very common psychological disorder that can affect anyone at any time in their life. For this reason, it is essential to know it and be able to identify it. By identifying it in time, in fact, it is possible to avoid that it creeps into the mind and lasts longer than necessary.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is a disorder that affects more than 350 million people worldwide and represents the main form of disability. Nowadays, there are effective treatments against this pathology, but it is of vital importance to know how to identify and treat it in time with the help of an expert.
Among the main characteristics of depression are the effects it has on people's mood, to the point that those who suffer from it feel unmotivated and lose interest in the activities they once carried out with passion. Many tend to confuse sadness with depression, even though the latter involves many more symptoms and involves more complications.
"The midday sun darkens and the music of dawn is silent, when there is sadness in the heart"
Sadness is not depression
It is easy to confuse these two moods. Those who are going through a process of depression are often convinced, as well as those around them, that it is a phase of simple sadness, without therefore giving it the slightest importance. At the same time, it happens to label as depressed people who are experiencing a period of sadness linked to a certain moment in their life.
In both cases, it is necessary to understand what depression consists of, so as to be able to take care of the person who suffers from it in the right way, also allowing herself to understand what is happening to her.
Sadness is necessary and serves as a signal to indicate when something important happens in our life: it develops naturally in certain circumstances and allows us to deeply analyze what is happening inside us.
"In the middle of winter I finally learned that there was an invincible summer in me."
What happens when depression appears?
In addition to requiring a lot of work on oneself, the fight against depression also includes the intervention of a professional psychologist. When depression enters our lives, it affects and hinders every single area of our day: emotional, work, social, family, etc.
Just like Fallin Floyd, the protagonist of the short film, depression can cause symptoms such as: lack of concentration, impaired sleep and appetite, prolonged fatigue, discouragement, demotivation and low self-esteem. The subject who is affected tends to feed the depressive state by carrying out activities and attitudes that contribute to his state of malaise.
Identifying the symptoms of depression as soon as possible allows you not to suffer from it for a long time, preventing problems from becoming chronic. If depression is not treated in time, with the help of a professional, it could worsen and complicate the healing process.
Learn to understand depression
It is extremely important that everyone fully understands this ailment, so as not to make those affected feel like an "outcast"; he will have to become aware of the process he is going through by letting himself be helped, since isolating himself would only increase the symptoms.
Allowing yourself to be helped is an act of courage, acceptance and respect for oneself.
The short film that we show you explains, through the figure of the main character and his partner (depression, shown as a black spot), some characteristic symptoms of the disorder and the deterioration that affects the protagonist, causing him to fall until he touches the most low.
In the final Fallin Floyd manages to rediscover the passion, re-learning to enjoy what he loves to do and recovering the feeling of pleasure for what he had always been passionate about. Thus hope and the will to live are reborn in him; he recovers his cheerfulness, opening up to a new opportunity that will allow him to take back the reins of his life.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in always getting up after a fall."