Handling Depressive Episodes When You're In Public

how to handle depressive episodes in public

Your mental health is arguably the most important thing that many of us take for granted. This is scary when you start to think about how many things you face every day that if you do not handle them effectively they can easily damage your mental stability. 

It is very common for everyone to experience one or more depressive episodes in their life. These episodes can be caused by the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or any other life-changing disappointment or loss. 

Signs of a Depressive Episode 

• Loss of Interest 

One major sign you may be suffering from a depressive episode is losing interest in things you use to enjoy. If you use to love spending time with friends and all of the sudden all you want to do is be alone. It might be time to talk to someone. 

• Change in Appetite 

Depending on your normal relationship with food this can either present as eating everything you see when you normally don’t or just not eating at all. If you notice an extreme change in your appetite this could be a sign of a depressive episode. 

• Always Exhausted 

If you constantly feel exhausted and can just not get enough sleep, this could be a sign. You may not be able to sleep but just not have the energy to get out of bed. 

• A Constant Feeling of Dread 

A big sign that you may be depressed is always feeling like the world is falling apart. Having a feeling that your life is just over and not being able to see the “light” at the end of the tunnel. 

When You Have To Be In Public During A Depressive Episode 

When you are having a depressive episode is important for you not to hide away from the rest of the world. You must try to keep yourself on your normal schedule. You do not want to allow yourself to just shut down. 

Take the time to make yourself feel presentable. It will be hard but you will be glad you took the time to shower and fix your hair. Put on your favorite outfit. Make sure that you have patience with yourself and seek help. 

Get Help When You Need It! 

There is no shame in realizing that you need help to get out of your depressive episode. You are brave and smart for realizing it and being ready to seek help. This can be a very scary thing to do and there are ways to make it simple and easy. 

Getting help can be as easy as picking up your phone. Several online companies offer virtual counseling. That means you can talk to your therapist from anywhere. These companies can also help to pair you with the perfect person to help you get better. 

Grab Your Phone Now 

Now that you know how easy it is to find help, there is no excuse not to. In most cases, virtual counseling is cheaper than traditional in-office visits. Many of these companies can also help you to get access to prescription medication to help you. 

It is time to take the next step and get on the road to a healthy and fulfilling life. Everyone deserves to be happy and that includes you. Stop believing that you are not just as amazing as every other person on this planet. This is your sign! Pick up your phone now and call for help with your depression. This is the moment everything starts to get better.

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