Transcend from depression to peace





(M Saeed, 16 January 2022)



Introduction

I have been a counsellor for over 15 years. It is simple to tell someone to get out of a depression. However, it is not as simple as that. For example, babies close to their parents use skin-to-skin contact (SSC). As a result, they have a better depression coping advantage than others and enhance paternal interaction.


Peace of mind

Scientists have discovered that when that baby grows into an adult, he or she copes better with depression than others (Bigelow and Power, 2020). When a baby finds comfort during stress, skin-to-skin contact (SSC) has a long-term memory effect and permanently impacts the baby to adulthood (Bigelow and Power, 2020). You may feel isolated if you are suffering from depression. Meeting with other people who understand what you are going through can be beneficial. This is sometimes referred to as peer support.





We all feel low or down at times, but if your negative emotions last for a long time or are severe, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is a mood disorder in which you are constantly depressed. Depression can occur due to abuse, bullying, or family breakdown, but it can also run in families. Anxiety is frequently accompanied by depression. It is not the same as manic depression, another name for bipolar disorder. One of the most common types of mental illness is depression. When you smile, even if it is a fake smile, the brain cannot tell the difference between a genuine and a fake smile. As a result, your brain produces tiny molecules known as neuropeptides to aid in the fight against stress. Then there are other neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin. As a result, pain and stress are reduced, improve your immune system, and simply smiling causes a ripple effect. It turns out that the benefits of smiling are not just for you. It can also have an impact on those around you. Smiling and being happy can affect your job performance. Human happiness has a significant and positive causal impact on productivity. Positive emotions appear to energise people, whereas negative emotions appear to have the opposite effect (Sclhealth.org, n.d.).


Conclusion

Depression is a mood disorder in which you are constantly depressed. Meeting with other people who understand what you are going through can be beneficial. Smiling and being happy can affect your job performance and positively affect the people around you, such as your friends and family.



Reference


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