Depression And Its Effects On Depression

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In popular culture depression has become a thing that is seemingly almost sought after. A lot of youth use depression to have an edge or some kind of thing that makes them different. I feel like this ideology invalidates people with real mental illness and diagnosed depression. I say this but have also fallen victim to this aesthetic or aura that a lot of people portray. Although hard to define, depression can basically be summed up to be the lack of hope or courage pertaining to your life. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle your daily life. A problem associated with treating depression is the variety and levels of it. There is no blanket method to cure all people suffering from depression. Five…show more content…
I will admit that some people do like to relate to this music because the band “gets them” and they do not feel alone but it still has a sad message or aura it. Expression through music helps a lot of people work through things but can all keep them stuck in the same mindset. It is almost like a cyclic type of thing of having a negative energy surround you. The hard part surrounding this is that one cannot invalidate someone else’s feelings. I do not think it is fair to tell someone that they are alright when I have no real idea of what they are going through. This idea in a way conflicts with my idea of the negative energy surrounding the darker music genre. These type of mental illness problems are never black and white because everyone is different going through a myriad of things no one else can relate to completely. An example of this depressing, melodramatic music would be the band Evanescence. The band could be categorized as gothic rock or metal and usually has the same theme of some sort of suffering or sadness that someone is facing. The song titled “Bring me to Life” is basically about how the singer has nothing in their life worth living for and they are shrouded in the dark. The line “call my name and save me from the dark” is seeking for something to help get past this darkness that is consuming them. The thing is that there is no resolve by the end of the song. Nothing to bring some light to the problem presented. The lack of resolution goes against the
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