Overcoming Depression is a self-help book for people who are going through a difficult time or want to prevent and overcome depression, sadness, anxiety, failure and be genuinely happy.
In a very simple and informative how-to guide … Dr Klas serves up 10 very informative chapters … helping you to:
- Know everything you want to know about depression and suicide, their prevention and treatment.
- Handle failure properly and have a winning mentality.
- Understand how to be genuinely happy and how health is related to wealth.
By the end of Overcoming Depression, you will understand why it is important to be genuinely happy and overcome depression, how to prevent and help a suicidal person, how to cope with failure and how to be healthy and wealthy.
Depression is real. A lot of people lose their lives yearly to depression. Over 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. That’s about 5 percent of the world population. It’s the leading cause of suicide, the tenth leading cause of death worldwide and the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. About 15 percent of depressed people commit suicide.
Depression affects people of all races, socioeconomic classes, ages, ethnicities, and cultures. In fact, it’s often dubbed a “first world problem” or a “luxury problem.”
Life can get tough; bad things happen, things you have no control over. The ability to handle depression is different from person to person, but you aren’t immune to it.
Most people, especially men, think that they can’t suffer from such a thing as depression or are just shy to talk about it. It’s not a sign of weakness as we commonly think it is, it’s an illness that requires awareness, appropriate treatment, and prevention. In fact, the more you think you’re immune to it, the more it’s likely to affect you when you fall into it because this mindset makes you not to be prepared to handle it.
Even the physically strongest and boldest of us all – Soldiers fall into depression a lot, so who are you not to. About 14 percent of service members experience depression after deployment, and about 19 percent report that they experienced traumatic brain injuries during combat.
Low moments like depression and sadness are needed — they are what makes us strong and human. No one is 100 percent perfect.
“That which does not kill me makes me stronger”– Nietzsche
At a time when depression is so rampant, and the rate of suicide is at its all-time high, you need to know how to overcome depression.
Knowing how to overcome depression is easier said than done. This is because unlike some illnesses that take time to develop, depression occurs suddenly, and if you aren’t prepared, you might be knocked down.
It’s surprising that most people can’t even talk about their depression, and when they do, they are too shy to talk about it due to the stigma making it worse. Well, You don’t have to any more… that’s is why I have written this book for you not only from my knowledge as a medical doctor but also from my experience and from interacting with lots of people.
I’ve made it so basic and understandable that everyone should be able to understand it.
I believe if more people knew more about depression, it would be easier to deal with and prevent.
I have also had my own fair share —
As a kid, I used to be often depressed, anxious, nervous, lonely, and shy. Even though I was smart, people would look down on me. I even started to look down on myself. My depression resulted in low-self esteem, which resulted in more depressive episodes. It seemed like an unending chain reaction. This took me a while, but eventually, I learned to overcome it. First of all, I read a lot about depression, and the psychology of the depressed; I realized what was going on wasn’t unusual. This changed my mindset. Then I started to take myself out of my comfort zone; I started to talk to more people, mostly strangers. I dissociated myself from negative people and thoughts, I got to know more about the world in general; how we are all different and what makes us unique, I started watching motivational videos, started asking questions, started doing fitness; I’d do push-ups every morning, go to the gym and eventually I was able to turn the tide. This, of course, wasn’t easy to do but if I can, then you can too.
I’ve come to understand depression to a basic level.
No one is immune to depression, NO ONE. It seems people don’t just understand much about depression, which makes it difficult to overcome. Another reason may also be because depression isn’t physical but mental. And anything that has to deal with the brain is always difficult to comprehend. This book has made it easy though.