Are you having a bad day or struggling with depression?
The phrase “I am so depressed” is often misrepresented because it is casually used to describe how we feel about the loss of a game or when things are simply not going our way. However, determining the difference between feeling sad or down to difficult situations and actually suffering from depression is an important distinction to make. If you are unable to do your normal activities and you have been feeling down for weeks, months or even years, you may be suffering depression. Feeling depressed is often from a combination of events, personal factors, genetics and brain chemistry rather from something immediate. This is often why so many people can’t find a reason for their negative feelings. Unfortunately, people forfeit the ability to enjoy happy and productive lives because they don’t recognise the symptoms of depression. There are over one million Australians each year who are affected by depression so it is pretty common.
Don’t ignore signs of depression it can get progressively worse if left. Follow these easy steps…
Sometimes people who are very depressed commonly have thoughts of not knowing how much longer they can go on. If this is you, it is important to reach out Call 000 or TIACS Foundation 0488 846 988