Friday, May 24, 2019

Depression- When Sleep Becomes an Escape

When you are depressed, stressed, sad or have anxiety, sleep can be a way to escape. 

For some, they are just too depressed to even get out of bed. It is as if their depression paralyzes them in a sense.

For others, they are able to get through the demands of their day but they look forward to sleep. They want to just fall asleep as a means to have a relief or escape from having to feel their depression.    

If you are experiencing feeling this way, know that you are not alone. 

I want you to know that there is help and hope. 

You can learn to adapt coping skills and self-care strategies to help you better deal with your depression. Seek professional help if you feel as if you need it. 

You can also start demonstrating basic self-care such as taking daily walks outside, joining a support group, journal your feelings, draw or paint how you are feeling by putting them in a picture, reach out to someone that you can talk to, take slow deep breaths, engage in positive self-talk, attend church, join a small group at church, pray, and resist unhealthy coping behaviors to name a few.    

If you find yourself looking forward to sleep to escape, it may be okay for a short while. However, if these feelings continue; you may need to take extra steps to start feeling better such as counseling.

There is always HOPE!   

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By Diane Gammon MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.Diane  Gammon  MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

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