Most of the people I spoke to in recent months think that depression is another form of sadness. And by experiencing depression daily, I can definitely say, no, it’s not. Depression eats you from inside, and you feel it. It surrounds you from all sides, and you see the world from a thin layer of darkness build by depression. It’s with you day in day out.
In the wake of current coronavirus, my condition became worse. I started having suicidal thoughts that drove me crazy. I was kind of drowning in a sea of emptiness. At times I remained in the bed for several hours and my mom had to really push hard to get me to the dining table. I kept staring the roof of my room. I had the numbness, and it was painful.
Seven months ago, I started exploring possible treatments and therapies. I had some short sessions with a therapist, but it was costing me lots of money. I then started looking at the help from the NHS. I was referred by my GP. However, after 5 weeks, I was told that I’m in the queue so will have to wait till I get my appointment.
This is when I started looking at some charities who can help me. My mom came up with a few suggestions, like Young Minds. However, most of the charities only gave me the information and directed me to some other place where I could possibly get help. I then found Mindsum searching on the internet. I was surprised that Mindsum not only provides the information and tips but also, they booked me a call with one of their experts who was very experienced in dealing with depression. I was then given a plan and offered free weekly sessions to cope with my condition. I believe this is a one-stop shop if you are experiencing a mental health issue.