Feeling low from time to time is perfectly normal; it is also normal for various challenges in your life to cause you to feel anxious or disheartened. For instance, having to deal with difficult situations such as going through a divorce, losing a job, or losing a loved one may make you nervous, scared, lonely, or sad. When emotions such as despair and hopelessness engulf you in their lethal embrace and refuse to let go, you are likely to become depressed. Depression sucks the joy out of your life! When you are depressed, functioning normally becomes as trying as climbing Mount Everest, and getting through the day becomes as overwhelming as the thought of trekking to Mars.
The good news is that no matter how deep you are in depression, you can recover from depression, and look back at it as a worthwhile life experience that taught you how to reexamine yourself and make constructive life and lifestyle changes. To help you on the journey to freedom from depression, this guide will help you discover the signs and symptoms of depression and the available remedial options at your disposal. This book will discuss how you can free yourself from depression as well as what family and friends can do to ease your journey to mental freedom.