How many times have you felt that life is just too difficult for you? Depression is the disease of the new millennium. Healthcare professionals have seen a higher demand for consultations that have to do with mental health. Doctors are giving people more referrals than ever before to treat these disorders. But, is there anything that can really be done to combat this?
According to doctors, having an active lifestyle has a lot to do with how a person feels. You remember how when we go to get our physical, the doctor always recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day? Well, how many of us actually follow these indications? I sure didn’t, and it showed. I started to get sick and I couldn’t really explain why.
Growing up, I had always lived a very active lifestyle. My father was very big on exercise and insisted that we pick a sport and practice it regularly. I took basketball while my brothers took swimming and martial arts. But, I have always considered myself to be very active. So, when my doctor told me to take it easy, I got worried. My doctor told me that if I didn’t make any changes in my life, I could be looking at some serious heart problems down the line.
I didn’t pay attention to my doctor’s instructions and I noticed my mood starting to become affected. I would get depressed very easily and the worst part was that it would last several days. I didn’t want to take medication for it just yet. I wanted to make sure that I had done everything in my power to get better. If that wasn’t enough, then I would opt for medication.
In the end, I needed to attend counseling sessions and with that and regular exercise, my life started to get back on track. For some people, depression is bigger than something that can be solved with a little exercise. For them, the slightest problems can seem like mountains. Many of them get so affected by these problems that they even contemplate taking their own lives.
The man in the following video had been very depressed for the longest time. His name is Byron. After splitting up with his girlfriend, he felt his life was falling apart. He hit rock-bottom and started to contemplate committing suicide. One day, he decided to take his life. He had found a noose that he had tied upstairs in his room. He went downstairs to write his “goodbye” letter and went back upstairs to carry out his plan. Then, his best friend and dog by the name of Geo saved his life in the most unlikely of ways!