Depression can effect people in different ways. It is normal to feel down once in a while, but if you are low most days, then you may have depression.
Feeling depressed is not a sign of weakness. If left untreated, it can develop into a serious mental health problem. Fortunately, it is also treatable. There’s no need to suffer with depression - proven treatment exists and your mood can improve with medicine, psychological therapy, and simple changes to your lifestyle.
Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can impact a person’s ability to function at work and at home. It is understood that events in life can cause symptoms of depression, and others may experience a chemical imbalance in the brain.
There are many different types of depression, and while there are many similarities that have their own distinctive set of symptoms:
The symptoms persist for weeks or months and are bad enough to interfere with your work, social life and family life.
Depression can affect anyone and many factors can contribute to depression:
CBT is a evidence-based talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping identify core beliefs and discover at what point in life or childhood such beliefs were formed. Talking therapy will help you find ways to deal with your low mood and depression
Mindfulness is a tool that many therapists teach and develop individuals to be become more aware of how they truly think and feel about their problems. Mindfulness helps individuals to develop a greater focus and appreciation on the experiences they are presently having.
EMDR therapy is an effective treatment for prolonged stress that may be causing depression, such as alcohol, addictions, anxiety, bereavement and trauma.