The world is not getting any better. Coronavirus cases are increasing, deaths seem to haunt everyone, most people are having problems with their jobs and money, and a lot are starving. All these are not too easy to fathom. This current scenario is what makes a lot of people fall apart causing an increase in the number of those who tried to end themselves and those who have succeeded.
In a post shared by DW, mental health experts claim the consequences of this pandemic is deadly, not just when it comes to COVID cases but also due to depression and suicide. Current suicide rates are even increasing dramatically.
Living in a world that is very chaotic and problematic is indeed very hard. But know and understand that giving up should never be your option. There is always tomorrow, which you can get your hopes from. So never give up. Seek for help.
But how will you know if it is already the time to seek help? Here are some of the signs.
SLEEPING PATTERNS HAVE CHANGED
Insomnia is one of the most common scenarios depressed patients often experienced. Patients who are depressed tend to have symptoms like difficulty falling asleep, daytime sleepiness, difficulty of staying asleep, and restless sleep.
To change this, you have to start scheduling your sleeping and waking time. You also have to keep out any bright light in your room most specifically the ones from gadgets. Ditching alcohol and caffeine can also help, as advised by Sleep Foundation.
EATING PATTERNS CHANGED
Some foods tend to make people feel depressed. Giving in, its amazing flavors acts like a bait that could only make you crave for these kinds of foods even more. Slowly without you knowing, could push you to the end of the line, as explained by Harvard.
This is the reason why experts are encouraging people to focus more on eating fresh produce like fruits and veggies instead of fatty, sugary, and salty foods, high-carb pasta, and processed meat. Foods such as fish and yogurt are also best to consume.
Other signs that your inner soul is already crying for help are you have already disconnected yourself from everything and everyone even to your family, you often feel sad all the time, and you tend to have difficulty in concentrating. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please don't hesitate to seek help. Talk to someone you trust so much. Remember, you are loved. So please keep living.