Been listening to Avicii songs recently and I have realized that most youth go through periods of depression. This is a growing trend which people don’t want to accept and this could be a real problem in this decade.
Depression is a sleeping giant. Those suffering from it are either shy of talking about it or fear getting ridiculed or worse off they live in denial. Going through this phase myself gave me a reason to appreciate the importance of mental health.
There comes a time when what mattered to you no longer does at all. These include watching your favourite match or being present with your guys at the social joints. These periods are marked with loneliness. There would be thoughts cycling from dawn to dusk.
You over criticize yourself so much. Sometimes you think you are being watched and you’d choose to change your usual routes. You would stop greeting your friends because you think they’re having ill intentions against you.
These periods can be fuelled by loss of family member, a close friend or a loved one. Worst of it all is being in an abusive relationship. This gives you a feeling of not knowing whether you’re coming or going and puts you in repeated cycles of depression.
A heated breakup or divorce with someone you’ve stayed with for a while can also lead to depression. When you knew well that the person you’re breaking up with was truly in your heart then it would take a longer time before recovering.
Lack of a stable job can also bring depression. This is because the responsibilities get more and the income is low thus supporting the lifestyle becomes hard. This leads people to downgrade from their usual living standards and the nostalgia they feel would drive them to depression.
Society pressure can also drive one to a state of mental disorientation. When someone reached a certain age and the society expects them to be living s certain lifestyle which at that point they are not, then it would put much pressure on them thus leading to depression.
The workload in terms of career can also drive one to mental instability. When they spend so much time in the workplace that they barely get time for themselves or their family then it puts pressure on them. This in turn can increase their vulnerability to depression.
Social control can also drive people to depression. This is because most people love living freely and if something which limits their freedom occurs, it can drive them to a state of instability. Humans in nature love doing what they think is right for them.
In the youth, what gives them pain in the head is control by the parents. Parents judge their children especially the youth harshly that they barely get the chance to let out what bothers them. This in turn leads them to choose shortcuts like drugs to relieve their pains.
In the end, depression is a silent killer. So many people take their lives daily and all these could be prevented if people knew about the victims problems earlier. Avicii for instance was one of the best disk jockeys but the pressure he was given by the shows led him to take his life. This is a lesson that listening without judgements is the greatest gift we can offer to this modern man.