17 Depression wallpapers that help

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In this blog we present you depression wallpapers for you to use on your phone, computer, or to hang it up on your walls. 

Depression wallpaper

Depression wallpapers are pictures and art that have a moody theme and represent mental anguish and emotional distress. 

These wallpapers are often used by people who are depressed because they provide a visual representation of how they are feeling and what they are experiencing in their day to day life. 

Here is a list of depression themed wallpapers that one can use on their phones and computers as their home screen or lock screen. One can also use it to decorate the walls in their room as a form of self-expression.

Empty Lonely Roads

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 This particular wallpaper is something that most people who are depressed feel and view their life as- they experience alienation because of their condition and feel like their journey with depression is a lonely and never ending road. 

Drowning

Wallpapers that depict a person drowning is often what most people say they feel like when they are depressed. They feel overwhelmed with the demands of their life and their condition feels heavy.

They often report exhaustion like they have been swimming against the tides and that they have come close to drowning with no help in sight. 

Below are a few wallpapers:

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Falling

Another depression theme wallpaper is that of someone falling- whether it is falling behind or falling down- these wallpaper presents a feeling of loss of control or giving into the overwhelming thoughts and feelings.

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Deflated

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Some people with depression report that they are feeling deflated, hopeless, and unmotivated to deal with the demands of their life.

They feel dejected and deflated, exhausted even and this particular wallpaper represents just that. 

Fatigue

Another wallpaper that can strike a chord with people with depression is this heavy and sticky sense of exhaustion and fatigue that most people with depression report. 

The fatigue is usually not appropriate to the work they do, some even wake up tired and fatigued. Here are some wallpapers that represent that:

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Insomnia

Another symptom of depression is insomnia, where people’s ability to fall asleep or stay asleep is usually impacted and this can cause a lot of problems in the daily ins and outs of an individual.

It can impact her ability to focu on their work, meet the demands of their resoppibsioity and overall decrease quality of life. Here are some wallpapers that represent this experience:

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Loneliness

Loneliness and alienation are significant diagnostic criterias for depression; however, one must remember that this feeling of loneliness is generally perceived and often arises due to social withdrawal from their social circle. 

This social withdrawal is a result of shame, guilt, the feeling that one is not worthy of love and care etc. 

Here are some wallpapers that depict this sense of loneliness and alienation. 

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 Feeling trapped

Another commonly reported experience with depression is the feeling that one is trapped in their circumstances and that nothing they do will ever help them come out of it. 

Even if that is not entirely true, people with depression are often unable to feel hope and are trapped with a deep feeling of hopelessness about their life, their future, and the world around them.

Here are some wallpapers that present that feeling of being stuck and the lack of hope. 

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Encouraging Depression Wallpaper

Here is a list of encouraging depression wallpapers that can serve as a reminder that you are worthy of love, care, support, and that there is always hope.

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This particular wallpaper is a reminder that you are worthy of love not for what you can do or what you have achieved but because you, irrespective of your circumstances, are valuable and worthy of love and care. 

Put this wallpaper somewhere you can see, maybe in front of the mirror or on your door so that it can serve as a daily reminder. 

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Here is another wallpaper that highlights how important of a person you are and that you are the best gift to yourself and the ones around you. 

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Here is a wallpaper to serve as a reminder to you about how important connecting with other people and seeking out support is. 

It also serves as an advice to seek out healthy and positive relationships instead of toxic people who hurt you. 

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Here is an empowering wallpaper that reminds you how bold you are and how much strength you have. Similarly, the one bellow reminds you of how capable you are:

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This wallpaper serves as a reminder to take a pause, breathe, and pay mindful attention to the thoughts and feelings that hurt you. 

Finally, the last wallpaper is a daily reminder for you to love yourself in the smallest of ways and to put yourself first as an act of self care and self love. 

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What is Depression?

Depression or clinically known as major depressive disorder, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, is a  serious mood disorder where people affected by it experience persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. 

Apart from these emotional distress, people with depression can also experience physical symptoms such as chronic pain, or changes in their behaviour such as social withdrawal or slowed movements.

For someone to be diagnosed with clinical depression, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Let us look at the various symptoms that must meet the criteria for a diagnosis of depression. 

What is the DSM criteria for Depression diagnosis?

The Diagnostic and statistical manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed) DSM-V outlines the following criterion to make a diagnosis of depression. 

The individual must be experiencing five or more symptoms during the same 2-week period and at least one of the symptoms should be either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure. 

These symptoms should indicate change from normal functioning. 

  • Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day- either by their own observation or observation made by others.
  • Diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
  • Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia. 
  • A slowing down of thought and a reduction of physical movement (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down).
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.
  • Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide.

To be diagnosed with depression, these symptoms must cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

These symptoms should also not be the result of substance abuse or another medical condition

What to do if you have depression or you are feeling depressed?

Here are a few things you can do to cope with depression or low moods related to depression:

Focus on self-care

It is okay to allow yourself to let yourself go for a few days but making the effort to stick to routine and structure in your day to day life can help you move forward. 

Taking care of your physical needs is very important as it is a way to care for yourself. Taking care of your emotional needs is also important and you can work towards emotional self care after taking care of your physical needs first. 

Attend to your emotional needs

Take to a professional if you think that you are not getting enough support and guidance from your friends and family. 

Meeting a professional to talk about your depression, grief, and loss of the relationship is something that you can give yourself as an act of self-love and self-care. 

Get in touch with a therapist or a psychologist and take effort to work with your emotions, grow towards self-acceptance, and move towards rebuilding yourself and your resilience. 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a state of being and more proficiently a way of life where the individual actively imagines in the act of cultivating full awareness of the present. 

This awareness of the presence is related to both the world outside and around the individual and the world within the individual in terms of thoughts and feelings.

A person who practises mindfulness may begin with putting effort to bring about all of their senses to focu on what they’re experiencing right now however, over time, it becomes a way of life- done without much effort and with a greater understanding of one’s self. 

Mindfulness is the experience of being present with the here and now. The state of Mindfulness is an experience of your present feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. It is the act of paying attention to yourself, your body, and the world around you.

Seek out fulfilling relationships

Another thing that you can do is to seek out positive relationships that are supportive, that motivate, as well as enable you to grow and expand your interpersonal effectiveness.

Seek out relationships that allow you to grow and experience freedom within healthy boundaries that are respected and maintained. Mutual relationships that focus on mutual growth, equal give and take, and one that is directed towards meaning and fulfilment. 

Seeking support

In the case that you find yourself struggling with nostalgia to the point that it has affected your life where you cannot maintain your relationships nor keep up with work, you can seek out counselling and therapy to help you understand why you are feeling, and how you can take changes in perspectives, lifestyle, thoughts etc, that can help you build and maintain a healthier sense of wellbeing. 

Make positive lifestyle changes

Avoid drinking and doing drugs, instead eat a healthy diet that is full of nutrients and engage in exercise- this can be walks, joining the gym, or running a marathon. 

Make changes that benefit your physical health as well as allow you to engage with a positive crowd. If you think socialisation is not something you want to do, then there are plenty of exercises that you can do alone. 

Make sure you get good sleep by developing a healthy sleep hygiene as well. 

Engage in positive thinking

Instead of ruminating on negative thoughts, take time to learn optimism. This can involve stopping negative thoughts with mindful attention, stopping critical evaluations of yourself including negative self talk and also sitting down to analyse your thoughts and the beliefs it emerges from. 

Focus on your strengths. 

Take time and effort to explore your positieve assets. Do this by journaling what strengths you have and this does not have to limit only to abilities but also innate strengths that a person has such as loyalty, civic sense, etc. 

Take time to develop an awareness of your strengths and appreciate yourself for them while also striving to build on these strengths and using them to overcome your challenges. 

Conclusion

In this blog we presented you depression wallpapers for you to use on your phone, computer, or to hang it up on your walls. 

References

Depression Wallpapers. WallpaperCave. Retrieved on 14th March 2022. https://wallpapercave.com/depression-wallpapers

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