Depression – more than just sad
Fact: 1 in 10 people will experience depression in their lives.
Fact: Women are more likely to develop depression.
Fact: Over half of the people diagnosed with depression also experience anxiety.
Depression is more than just feeling sad. When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts. Your thoughts control you. Depression sufferers are trapped in a psychological hellish twilight zone that can be like a thick fog completely drowning you.
To conquer depression, you need to recognise it. Here are some things to look out for.
- Feeling empty or numb
- Sleeping more than usual or not sleeping enough
- Loss of enjoyment in everything including things you enjoyed before
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
Questions I often ask:
When was the last time you felt truly connected?
Do you feel that you have a purpose?
Are you looking after and moving your body? Exercising?
Do you get into nature regularly?
Is there something from your past you haven’t been able to let go?