There are so many people today that suffer from depression. Many try to seek relief through antidepressant drugs, but have found that these medications do not work to alleviate their symptoms, or make them feel any better. Over time, they may have tried a number of different prescribed drugs, and even some other drugs, but end up being frustrated. There are so many things that are bad about these things, and it is important to avoid them.
'Fake it till you make it' is a phrase used a lot in therapy, and if you have ever gone to a counselor for your depression, you may have heard this term. It means that you have to keep going, even if you do not feel like it, and continue as long as it takes to get better. It means getting up out of that bed, even if you do not want to, dealing with what life presents you each day, and try to enjoy even the small things that come along.
This means that you have to take control of your illness, not the other way around. It means getting off these antidepressants that do not work, and actively finding something that does. The first place to start is online. There are an abundance of websites out there that can help you find ways to deal with your depression without drugs. There are herbal supplements that you can take, or you can change your diet and exercise more. Just get out and do things, even if you do not want to. Taking charge of you situation, before you lose everything that you hold dear.
This means different things to different people. Some get educated about this disease and even go so far as to try and help other people in order for them to help themselves as well. This can mean that they become mental health counselors or possibly even write articles about depression, to make others aware of ways to improve their symptoms without antidepressants. It can also mean being aware of the signs in other people, helping you so that you can be there to help them.
You need to know that you are not alone in your suffering. There are literally hundreds of thousands of people who are diagnosed with depression, and even more that do not get help. Chances are that when you walk down the street you will see at least one other person every day who also has this disease. Chances are just as high that they may be using the 'fake it till you make it' logic to go about their daily lives as well. While they are not cured, they are finding ways to cope with the reality that they will probably have this problem the rest of their lives, and are learning to deal with it.
You can do it. The important thing is that you take charge of the situation, period. Do not let daily stresses and problems put obstacles in the way of your recovery, and continue on no matter what. You will find that if you use this saying as your mantra for life, eventually it will get easier and easier to wake up every day. You will then be able to go about your business with the knowledge that you are not alone, and there are many others who are using this as well.