Depression comes in many forms and intensities. Depression can range from mild to severe and all points in between. Sometimes it is connected with bipolar disorder. Other times it is long-term low-grade, often called dysthymia. Depression can result from everything from genetics to situational problems in life.
Depression many times comes from our irrational thoughts that need to be challenged and corrected. When a person says, “I am hopeless and helpless,” she or he can slip into depression. The opposite of despair is hope. For those who are suffering from depression, a host of behavioral and rational approaches are used to alleviate the pain of depression. They can begin a new positive attitude for their life and even their sense of self-worth. The truth is that you are not helpless. You are fully in charge of yourself and your thoughts. Secondly, there is always hope. If you feel that all your hopes have been dashed, it’s time to find some new hopes. They are out there.