Depression Isn’T A Choice, But Working On It, Is
3rd Oct 2018 , Jeevitha Gn
Dr. Vipul Rastogi opines that “Possibly, there has always been depression but the pressures on life are like never before and also there is better awareness now, so people seek help more”.
Dr. Shishir Palsapure feels it's because of the sense of entitlement and lack of effort tolerance. And Vikram Jeet Sinha says "Increase of technology, and isolation" is the primary reason for depression among the millennial today.
"Increase movement aspects on your lives to create a routine even if it is a fight to do it every day. Don't lose touch with creative art forms, music, dance art, theatre" suggests Devika Mehta on dealing with depression.
"Breathe. Accept what you are feeling. Turn to your support network. See if there are any creative activities (dance, art, gardening) happening around you that you can engage with. Write. Seek help from a professional", opines Hina, a theater practitioner who deals with mental health issues through drama.
“Develop social systems, friends and associates”, advises Konrad.