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Will I be able to live my life without coming back to depression?

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Last Updated: 06/08/2020 at 5:54pm
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Anonymous
September 22nd, 2015 4:56pm
I believe you will be able to live your life without coming back to depression if you are diligent and heed early warning signs if the illness starts coming back. Depression is disabling and can be devastating. It is an illness that cannot be seen as easily as one sees a broken leg. Therefore, sometimes those who suffer from depression do not realize they are in a very real disease process. It is easy to see a person is hurt and will need time and care to heal if they have a broken leg. Unfortunately many people who are depressed believe they are not really ill and could recover if they just "pulled themselves up by their bootstraps." This would be like entering a race with a broken leg thinking that with enough gumption that leg will automatically heal and can be run on. This is of course ludicrous, the leg must be healed before it can be run on. Like a broken leg, a person recovering from depression needs time, rest, and quite possibly medical intervention. With time, patience and attention healing can be realized. In my opinion, once a person has depression there is always a chance to have it again. I think a person should stay vigilant and look for early warning signs that the depression is coming back. Warning signs may include: lethargy, sadness, low-motivation, and other signs that the illness is returning. This way the disease can be caught in the early stages and a person may then have a mild case or a quick recovery. I believe with good self-care and wariness for any depression symptoms can allow a person to live life without having a return to depression or to make a recurrence less severe. The illness should be taken seriously. It is a real medical condition and should be treated with attention and care.
Barnloft
January 9th, 2015 7:57pm
I've found when you are able to recognise the signs of depressions there are many way to prevent yourself from going into a spiral. I wouldn't say it's impossible but You can spot start signs :).
ReannaLynne
January 15th, 2015 6:44pm
It's hard to live without depression creeping in, but with the right people around you and help from the right professionals, you can get through it and go on without depression.
growingroses
February 9th, 2015 5:51am
No one can tell you this for sure. But, having gone through it successfully once does give you the tools to cope through and beat another regression.
Anonymous
March 12th, 2015 8:52am
Its not easy to lead a normal life after facing depression. Anything could act as a trigger that might lead you back into experiencing it. The only way to fight depression is to accept it and try to have control over it. Remember that you are greater than what you've been through and that you are not alone in this fight against depression.
Brielle224
April 25th, 2015 4:11pm
Yes! I just recently got over my depression and it can be scary because you really do not want to fall backwards. Sometimes you may feel like your going back to your old ways, but that doesn't mean you are. You may have set backs because it is a difficult journey, but you just have to keep moving forward and know its only just a bump in the road! With this idea in mind, you can be able to accept how you feel and hopefully live the life you want.
EllaCrsm
June 30th, 2015 11:03pm
Yes, I will be able to live my life without coming back to depression because I know how it felt like to be depressed and it's not a very good feeling, specially when you come to the point that you'll think no one loves you and you decide or thought of ending your life and it's no way a good thought and a terrible feeling so, no coming back to depression.
Anim3xl0v3r
September 1st, 2015 12:25am
There are ways to help control your depression. I have yet to find something that totally cuts off any feelings of depression when certain things happen, but that doesn't mean there's no hope, just more possibilities to finding new answers.♥
Anonymous
November 16th, 2015 10:13am
Once you have got over depression, there isn't any reason why you would fall back into the dark hole. But if you got over it once you can do it again.
Anonymous
January 4th, 2016 1:32pm
Sometimes there is no answer to that question. You know yourself better than anyone else. There will always be ups and downs in life, it's how you cope that defines you.
sunnyOcean31
April 18th, 2016 2:20am
If you stay committed in trying to live a healthier life you can avoid being depressed. But depression dont always go away
ADudeWhoCanHelp
July 12th, 2016 6:08pm
Yes, and no. Depression is a thing that is always around us and can always come back to a person. It happens to the strongest and weakest of us all. Most of the people who make fun of people with depression have either had it, or are stuck in it. Depression can be destroyed by always staying positive and doing things with your life. Trying to not focus on stupid things or how much the depression gets to you. I lived a lot of my young life depressed, and now I am not due to me being positive and do various other things to keep positive and remind me why im here.
BooishMonkey
August 30th, 2016 4:49pm
It will always be there. Remember that depression is not totally a bad thing. It is a part of who we are. Controlling it is what is most important. Finding outlets and surrounding ourselves with people that uplift are hearts is necessary. Always find a way to make time for yourself.
Anonymous
October 11th, 2016 7:29am
For me I think yes you can. I had depression once, and man it was tough. Luckily I found my way out of it by focusing on my life goals, dreams. Then I started to see that there is millions of things can make you happy and live your life in peace...
cupcakesforlife
December 5th, 2016 10:10am
Honestly, there is no certainty to this question, things will not happen as how we expect them to be, I'm sorry, but the answer is mostly no, there will always be hard times, because they exist to make the bright ones worth while, Although there will be times when we will be sad, just remember that you're not alone, you never are, depression is like a cloud, it comes, it goes, don't ever give up, allow yourself to be sad when you should be, and reach out for help when you need it, and during the good times, enjoy your life to the fullest, life is beautiful, but many of us don't have a clue, just make sure you see it for yourself, life is worth living, stay alive, it's worth it, i promise.
Monday100
February 27th, 2017 10:17am
For some depression is fleeting and for others it is ongoing and has to be managed in day to day life. However either way we can draw on the experiences and strengths we have gained from a depressive episode. Getting through depression is an achievement and we have almost always become stronger from the experience. So use your experience of depression in a positive inspiring way.
Anonymous
November 7th, 2017 2:32am
I believe that as long as you keep the triggers of your depression under control and keep living a healthy, positive lifestyle, you'll be okay.
StevenFord
May 28th, 2018 7:13pm
Depression is something that is part of life. Our goal is to learn ways of accepting and dealing with it so that we don't remain depressed for long periods of time. Just like anxiety and stress with are natural reactions to situations we encounter in life.
Anonymous
June 8th, 2020 5:54pm
Once you work through your depression and find your hope again it is such a breath of fresh air to live in freedom. However, sometimes those feelings of depression can come back in an unexpected moment. In these times I remind myself that all of these negative thoughts are just not true. They are lies that my mind has made up. I have family, friends, and coworkers who love me and who care for me. My relationship with God is also a crucial part in how I fight my depression as I am reminded of all of the things He says about me and everything He has called me to be. In these moments, after you have worked through your depression it is so much easier to say no to the negative thoughts and live in your freedom rather then going back to your old ways. Just remember there is always hope.