It has recently come to my attention that every time I get sad, I immediately start panicking if I’m relapsing for depression.
Sadness is an emotion that any human beings can experience. Definitely not saying depression is not normal – but sadness is something that we can more commonly experience than feeling depressed.
Missing your friends and family in a different city certainly does make me sad, but it doesn’t make me depressed.
I don’t know why it took me so long to come to the conclusion that just because I get sad, that doesn’t mean that I’m relapsing into another depressive episode.
Does anyone else struggle with this or have struggled with this in the past?
Realizing this for myself gives me so much peace, knowing that I was able to combat my own thoughts. Nevertheless, I can’t help but to wonder if people who have suffered depression before are just more prone to something like this?