Depression in Today's Society


Depression is described as anger turned inwards or the ability or inability to feel anything positive about anything. Although there are a variety of causes of depression, some situational, some biological,  this illness affects society in so many different ways that it needs to be addressed in a timely manner.

In today's society in the modern world there are many situational causes of depression. Wars, politics, poverty, disease, hunger...  all of these can take a toll on the general well-being of humanity in general. Many people feel horrible about what has been going on in the world and many feel helpless and paralyzed in its wake. 

The good news is that there is a lot that can be done to treat depression, even if the world situation isn't optimal. Although there are many different problems one can point to in the world, developing meaningful experiences in life no matter how small can be one way that society can combat depression on an individual and societal level. Life is precious and although many parts of the media and an elsewhere underscore the movement of negativity, the positive in people is coming out like never before.

People are more accepting of people with depression than they have been in the past and are willing to understand it more. Stigma is not as great as it used to be towards depression as more and more people are suffering from this illness. Traditional and newer means of treating depression are becoming more available and those who suffer from depression can expect to be treated respectfully rather than many times in the past where they were seen as weak or defective.

Although there is a lot of negativity that surrounds depression,  one of the true methods that works in the treatment of depression is to engage in activities that you do enjoy, used to enjoy, or might enjoy regardless of how you feel about them before you do them. In this way when you go about your regular routines and activities, alone or with friends, family, or mental health professionals you will see that life isn't so bad and that it can be enjoyed after all.

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