Mental health

Depression

Ignore people who said its in your head. They stink and its not your fault.
What is Depression?
Feeling sad, moody or low from time to time is completely normal! For some people however, these feelings may be much more intense and may last for weeks, months or even years. These feelings may also come without any apparent reason. Depression is much more than just feeling sad, it is a serious condition that affects both your mental and physical health.
Signs & Symptoms
It’s important to remember that we all experience some of these symptoms sometimes in our lives, and they may not necessarily mean you are depressed. However, you may be depressed if for a period of over 2 weeks you’ve felt sad, down or miserable most of the time and have lost interest or pleasure in your usual activities.
Symptoms
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Behavior
Feelings
Thoughts
Physical
1
not going out anymore
overwhelmed
'I’m a failure.'
tired all the time
2
not getting things done at work/school
guilty
'It’s my fault.'
sick and run down
3
withdrawing from close family and friends
irritable
'Nothing good ever happens to me.'
headaches and muscle pains
4
relying on alcohol and sedatives
frustrated
'I’m worthless.'
churning gut
5
not doing usual enjoyable activities
lacking in confidence
'Life’s not worth living.'
sleep problems
6
being unable to concentrate
unhappy
'People would be better off without me.'
loss or change of appetite
7
indecisive
significant weight loss or gain
8
disappointed
9
miserable
10
lack of motivation
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Here is a simple checklist that aims to measure if you have been affected by depression and anxiety during the past four weeks.
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Treatments for depression
There is no certain proven way for recovery, it’s a different path for everyone. There are however a range of effective treatments and professionals who are able to help you on your way.
Also remember you are not alone in this. Love yourself 😄
See below for a list of people who can assist you:
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And here is a list of other sources of support you can seek:
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