Natalie offers a different perspective to depression and the way to look at and deal with it. Rather than treating the symptoms, Natalie looks for the origin and the reasons for the depression so that it can be unravelled.
Seeking help for depression may be daunting but it is such an important step to take and if you’re reading this you’re halfway there!
Whilst it is normal for everyone to feel low or sad from time-to-time, when these feelings become persistent, overwhelming, or affect the ability to function well in day to day life you may be suffering from depression.
It is important to remember that depression is not a sign of weakness. Depression can affect anyone and people can experience it at any point in their lives.
Depression has many different symptoms both physical & emotional. Some of the main symptoms are persistent sadness or low mood often with sleep issues, loss of appetite, tiredness and difficulty in making decisions. There is often a feeling of “what’s the point” with negative feelings and sometimes suicidal thoughts.
Depression is not something you can ‘snap out of’ or ‘pull yourself together’ and many people find this expectation from those who do not understand it incredibly challenging.
Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. For some it is more of an on-going life issue.
Some common causes of depression include:
– Abuse, trauma or neglect in adulthood or childhood
– Distressing life events e.g. job loss, relationships ending, losing a loved one, financial difficulty
– A family history of depression
– Experiencing chronic pain or illness
– Low self esteem or being overly critical
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