Have you ever woken up and felt like you just did not want to get out of bed? Do you sometimes feel like your goals and ambitions are unobtainable and there is no point working towards them? Do you ever want to just switch off your phone and go back to sleep?
We all feel like that sometimes, but for a person with depression, these feelings just do not go away and become a constant in their life. As you can imagine, this is very debilitating and can seriously impact a person’s health and wellbeing.
Living with depression sometimes does not feel like a life at all, and it can be hard to recover on your own. That is why it is important to know that there are services that can help get you back on the path to wellness.
Treating Depression at Life Resolutions
For someone experiencing depression, it can be easy to feel like things are never going to get better. But in truth, depression can be managed with a combination of lifestyle changes, therapy, and medication.
Mary Magalotti’s Advice on how to tell if a loved one is dealing with depression
Recent or past negative experiences can cause someone to experience depression. If someone has had challenges such as job loss, a relationship breakdown, or other personal conflicts, it might be worth checking on how they are managing.
If someone has been consistently down for a period of two-weeks or more, this is likely a sign of depression.
Depression can run in the family and can also crop up repeatedly in one’s life. If someone has previously experienced mental illness before, this makes them more susceptible to depression in the future.
A key sign of an individual experiencing depression is them no longer enjoying activities they used to cherish. They may be unwilling or unable to leave the house, socialise or partake in their hobbies.
Withdrawing from friends and family is another way depression can manifest. The individual may often say they are too busy or too tired to spend time with loved ones.
Depression can cause a person to use or abuse drugs and alcohol. In particular, they may rely on substances to feel and act ‘like themselves’ again.
Individuals with depression sometimes no longer care about their appearance, daily tasks, or personal hygiene. Someone who used to be very house-proud may no longer be willing to even sweep the floor.
What Can You Do to Help?
If you think someone in your life may be experiencing depression, reach out and let them know that you are there for them. Although they may seem unwilling to talk or open up, this will go a long way towards assuring them that they have people in their life that care. Then, gently encourage them to seek professional help. Depression is a hard thing to deal with on your own or even with the help of friends, and professional support is essential to getting well again.
Do Not Be Afraid to Seek Support with Life Resolutions.
If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, know that help is out there. Contact our Life Resolutions team today to organise a telehealthconsultation or in-person appointment, or visit our website for more information.
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