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Feeling down? Identify the signs of depression

Mental Wellbeing

Depression is a topic of conversation many of us struggle to have. In particular, those who struggle with depression find it hard to talk about this with their friends and family. The topic of depression or mental health seems to remain a topic of taboo within society. Although this seems to be slowly taking a shift in a more open direction, it still seems a struggle to bring it up at work, with family or with friends.

Mental health affects us all and it can be overwhelming to keep on top of daily tasks and our work-life balance. In fact, one in 10 people suffer from depression, however, many of us are unaware we may be suffering from some of the symptoms. This article provides a little insight into what some signs of depression may be.

Signs of Depression

Depression can come in many different forms and have a variety of indications.

This is a list of the most common signs of depression:

  • Feeling down, upset or tearful.
  • Feeling restless, agitated or irritable.
  • Feeling guilty, worthless and down on yourself.
  • Feeling isolated and unable to relate to other people.
  • Finding no pleasure in life or things you usually enjoy.
  • A sense of unreality.
  • Having little or no self-confidence or self-esteem.
  • Feeling hopeless and despairing.

If you feel as though these signs of depression are applying to your state of mind there are several approaches you can take to receive help. Many of us feel down or upset at different periods of our life and although this can just be a phase, sometimes reaching out can make a difference.

There are many approaches you can take to receive help from others. Usually, you are able to get advice from your GP. Accessing the right help can provide you with guidance and, if necessary, you can be referred for further support.

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