The stigma surrounding mental health, in paticular depression, is something which haunts me and as a sufferer who does not fit into any seretypically depressed person, I want to try and get rid of this.
As the title suggests this post will discuss the problems with being young, fit (relatively) and depressed. So the first point of call people ask you is; are you overweight, how much do you drink, do you smoke and do you do exercise. These are reasonable questions as they can all cause some aspect of depression. However, for me I had a fairly positive response for all of these, I am not overweight, I drink but not very much, I dont smoke, and I do more exercise than the average person, I think. So any fixes where my lifestyle could be changed were proving hard to find. So anyone who thinks depression is for people who don’t lead a healthy lifestyle is wrong. There are many examples of this in the celebrity world who have come out as a sufferer of depression. I will be covering more of these people in a later post.
So maybe the cause is much more a psychological problem or a causal problem than a lifestyle problem, and no-one can predict or observe psychological problems or predict something which can cause depression. This shows the fact that it can happen to anyone!!