Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. Classified medically as a mental and behavioral disorder, the experience of depression affects a person’s thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being. The core symptom of depression is said to be anhedonia, which refers to loss of interest or a loss of feeling of pleasure in certain activities that usually bring joy to people. Depressed mood is a symptom of some mood disorders such as major depressive disorder or dysthymia; it is a normal temporary reaction to life events, such as the loss of a loved one; and it is also a symptom of some physical diseases and a side effect of some drugs and medical treatments. It may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping.
There are many gurus that will advice you on being happy. They will tell you to meditate, sleep more and so on, but the sad truth is that a lot of us will simply not have the time to do so. In this very interesting thread Twitter user Rory debunks all myths.
We have put together 26 of the very best thoughts on most of today’s depression advices.
1. Work less and don’t be poor
One of the most common advices basically says “work less and don’t be poor”. Well I am not really sure how this is possible, but maybe in a parallel world.
2. Do yoga, meditate, exercise, socialise
A lot of gurus are advicing on sleeping more, doing yoga, spending some time in nature and much much more. All of these are nearly impossible when working 40+ hours a week and have family which is relying on you.
3. Those advices are for richs only
Those advices are for people who actually can afford all that. Actually spending some time in nature, doing yoga, socialising and many more require free time which most people don’t have, because thy have to work.
4. You can’t help yourself unless you have the the time and money
I can definitely agree with this tweet. You can’t really help yourself unless you have the time and money to do so.
5. Why is there a mental health crisis?
There were 40 hours of work on average for the nuclear family. It’s 80 now and everything still exists. It’s all the same, but there is a small difference. The average hours of work now are 80.
6. His own opinion
Here the author of the tweet express his own opinion.
7. Fixing some gaps
The author states that there are a lot of gaps and the pay gap is maybe the most important, but fixing the pay gap and still working 80 hours (for a family) will not actually solve the problem.
8. Sharing his opinion
Here he is expressing his own opinion.
All the above are people replying to his words and making a great discussion.
9. Either way you will end up in anxiety, unless you win the lottery
Twitter user brblues is actually right. If you work a lot of hours you will be nervous and tired all the time which will result in work related anxiety. If you work less you will end up in financial insecure anxiety. When somebody says it’s all about the balance the user asks “How do you balance a paradox?” which is actually pretty good question.
10. The mental health
The user cool cool cool states her opinion about mental health in general.
11. Cut down you stress and relax
This guy is actually correct here. A lot of people, including doctors love saying “You need to cut down your stress, relax.” The real question here is if a person do so who is going to pay for his/her bills?
12. The advice from the therapist
Sometimes therapists give such advices that are obvious and almost impossible to comply. Well, she’s actually right here, if she knew how she wouldn’t be there in first place.
13. An advice that can actually help
She might be right here. If you know that you have enough food maybe you will worry a little less, which can actually help.
14. Here is another good point
This one actually makes sense.
15. The therapist shouldn’t have done that
It’s not really professional to tell that to a person who had come to you for help. Maybe she could just told him that if he wants is that bad and work for it, it will definitely happen.
16. Here is something that actually helped this dude
For this man, having a well paid job was the thing that helped him for his problems.
17. Get a job, a house, and don’t be poor
According to this user 95% of the solutions are pretty simple like getting a job, a house and in general not to be poor.
18. The anti stress booklet
Here is another opinion from a person who also has problems.
19. The sleep advice
This single mother got advice to sleep more, but how can she really do it when she’s working as a nurse overtime to provide food on the table and unfortunately she can’t pursue the career she wants.
20. The unrealistic solutions
Another user reported that she got tired of hearing unrealistic solutions like “move out” or “sleep more” and stopped going to therapy.
21. Money was the reason for depression to another user
Having her salary 8 months late and living off her savings for that time gave another twitter user a depression. She is fine now, but she remembers that this is the worst feeling ever.
22. You need to have everything done in your spare time
This twitter user is actually right. You need to have everything done in your spare time (before or after work), because your weekend is already full of stuff you need to get done.
23. Everything is much easier if you are wealthy enought
This twitter user totally nails it with that post. I believe that this post really does have a point.
24. Sometimes therapy is expensive
Most of the time therapy is kind of expensive. Most of the people can not afford therapy without having to work harder.