Feelings of being depressed is an experience in dealing with disappointments, defeats and discouragement in our lives. Most of the time, these feelings will usually last a few days or 1 or 2 weeks.
However, if these feelings persist in many weeks or months, they can result in disruption to daily work life, studies, or relationships within the family and friends.
If you or a friend/family member are going through depression, it would be recommended to seek professional help from a counsellor or therapist
Feelings of depression can make life extremely hard to handle at times. This is a big strain on the person affected by depression. Depression can also place his or her loved ones in a situation that requires a lot of patience and sensitivity.
Some possible symptoms of depression includes, but not limited to the following:
Depressed feelings of mood or sadness most of the time
Inability to enjoy things/moments which used to bring some sense of pleasure
Withdrawal from personal friends and family members
Irritability, anger or anxiety
Inability to focus
Significant weight loss or gain
Persistent Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
How counselling helps your depression
Build skills to deal with anxiety and stresses in your life
Identify and change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are negative and unhelpful
Identify unhelpful problem solving approaches and create positive changes
Find a safe and supportive place to talk about feelings of depression
Find the right service to assist you in your recovery
If you or a friend/family member are going through depression, it would be recommended to seek professional help from a counsellor or therapist. Remember, there are always ways to get better.