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Depression is the worst killer

- By Mayar Moheb -
Suicide! Who's the idiot that's gonna kill himself? doesn't he know that it's "Haram"?! Oh dear, let me sadly tell you that this "idiot" may be your brother, sister, best friend or may be you! It all begins when someone called "Mohamed Nagy" posted a video on Facebook about his personal experience with suicide and what made him think of committing suicide and his life after that experience trying to help anyone who is depressed or thinking of committing suicide. He asked everyone in a real depression or ever tried to commit suicide to tell their stories on the hashtags he made. Since then he came-up with the hashtag many people and media influencers like such as Abdulrahman Ihab Ibrahim (AKA Abdoul) posted videos telling their stories with depression and suicide. "Depression is nothing to be ashamed of, speak-up because Depression kills" as Mohamed Nagy said. But Does depression really kill ? Actually, yes... Depression is like a poison, It kills you slowly and slowly. It's a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and will. It weakens you from the insides and when it bursts, people think of suicide. Depression itself doesn't kill but it leads to the environment where we prefer dying rather than living. Yeah I know what depression is, it's when you feel down or sad for awhile, isn't it? Unfortunately not, depression isn’t the ‘Monday morning blues’, or having a ‘down day’. Clinical depression, whether mild or major, is a pervasive and potentially serious illness. It can have profound health consequences as well as having a great impact on a day-to-day living. Severe, major depression can completely immobilize a person, even causing a complete withdrawal from daily living – or a withdrawal from actual living, in the case of suicides. What are the main causes of depression? Abuse: Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can increase the vulnerability to clinical depression later in life. Conflict: The biological vulnerability to develop depression may result from personal conflicts or disputes with family members or friends. Death or a loss: Sadness or grief from the death or loss of a loved one, though natural, may increase the risk of depression. Genetics: A family history of depression may increase the risk. It's thought that depression is a complex trait, meaning that there are probably many different genes that each exert small effects, rather than a single gene that contributes to disease risk. The genetics of depression, like most psychiatric disorders, are not as simple or straightforward as in purely genetic diseases such as Huntington's chorea or cystic fibrosis. Major events: Even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, or getting married can lead to depression. So can moving, losing a job, getting divorced, or retiring. Other personal problems: Problems such as social isolation due to other mental illnesses or being cast-out of a family or social group can contribute to the risk of developing clinical depression. Serious illnesses: Sometimes depression co-exists with a major illnesses or maybe triggered by another medical condition. Substance abuse: Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also have major or clinical depression. NOTICE: If you are currently having serious thoughts or plans for suicide, please, please, get in touch with a health practitioner. You can also visit these hashtags on Facebook they may help you.

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