Depression – an illness that hurts!
Depression is a dark journey that can leave you exhausted and depleted. Many will have an experience of depression at some time in their lives. It may be a brief episode related to a specific event, for others it may be a chronic low mood, while others may experience a debilitating condition that makes normal living feel impossible.
Depression can be isolating…
However, the journey of depression does not have to be faced alone. Your experience of recovery will be enhanced by reaching out to a trained therapist to guide you.
Unsure if you are depressed?
See below for signs of depression and how depression therapy can help.
Common signs of depression:
- Feeling sad, anxious or “empty”
- Difficulty concentrating
- Change in sleep habits
- Change in appetite and eating habits
- Physical and emotional exhaustion
- Feeling guilty, worthless, pessimistic and hopeless
- Withdrawal and social isolation
- Feeling irritable and agitated
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities and relationships
- Suicidal thoughts
Depression therapy will help you:
- Understand depression as an illness and the steps for recovery
- Identify and explore the life problems that contribute to your depression
- Engage in activities that are proven to improve depression symptoms
- Identify and challenge negative thinking patterns that contribute to feeling down or bad about yourself
- Develop new habits to increase your sense of purpose and productivity
- Rebuild social connections
Depression can be exhausting.
But your road to recovery begins with a single step.