You feeling sad, feel no energy or feeling nothing at all, and it is hard to talk about. You feel embarrassed, shame, confusion about how to bring it up and you’re worried you won’t be able to do your job anymore if you’re honest about it. You’ve tried to bring it up to a few people but they didn’t get how bad it was, or what you needed.
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years). And, sometimes without any apparent reason.
Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. It’s an issue with the brain, and needs to be treated to overcome it.
It’s not uncommon for people with depression to have physical signs of the condition. They may include joint pain, back pain, digestive problems, sleep trouble, and appetite changes.
COUNSELING FOR DEPRESSION HELPS WITH:
- Feeling sad or experiencing a low mood
- Loss of interest/pleasure in things you once enjoyed
- Changes in appetite — weight loss or even weight gain that are unexpected or unplanned
- Trouble sleeping: either too much or too little
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Increase in purposeless physical activity (for example, hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech
- Feeling more regretful or guilty
- Trouble with your thinking, concentrating or making decisions
- Thoughts of death or suicide