It seems that depression is starting to affect the lives of more and more people. What’s worse is that many of those struggling choose to hide this psychological problem. And so, they are left to deal with it on their own, which makes the depression stronger.
Perhaps you have a friend that is battling with this every day. Or maybe you think you may be suffering from depression or anxiety but haven’t looked for support. Here are 10 habits of people who are going through this.
1. They have secret cries for help
They may refrain from telling you what’s going on for fear of stigma and so on. If you notice their inner turmoil, let them know they have a shoulder that they can cry on. Show support, but make sure you’re not being pushy.
2. They are often artistic and like to express themselves
There are many artists and famous people who have dealt with depression. Whatever they say about the link between excruciating pain and art must be true. Some seek refuge in whatever helps them express their emotions; anything to let them out. From writers like Sylvia Plath to comedians like Robin Williams, Jim Carrey or Bill Hicks, no one is exempt from depression.
3. They have weird sleeping patterns.
Usually, depression interferes a lot in people’s sleeping habits. Some may feel like they could spend days on end in their bed. These are the over-sleepers who often seek solace in sleeping all day long. Others suffer from insomnia and can’t sleep a wink.