September 14, 2017

Top 12 Self-Help Strategies for Depression

There are a variety of self-help strategies for depression you can explore to support you in dealing with depression. Depression You may be suffering depression if you have felt sad, empty or hopeless or lost interest or pleasure in usual activities for a period of two weeks or more along with a number of other symptoms such as: • Significant changes in weight, either weight gain or weight loss or changes in appetite • Sleep problems • Feeling tired all the time • Feeling worthless or guilty • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions • Suicidal thoughts, ‘life’s not worth living’   Self-help strategies for depression:   1. Try one of the freely available computer interventions for help with depression giving you the flexibility of working through […]
September 12, 2017

Top 5 Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Described as the black dog, dark cloud, black hole or endless pit – depression is often depicted as an all-consuming emotional state that is unyielding to the sufferer.  A term bandied around by many, depression often accompanies judgement, stigma and shame rather than understanding, compassion and support.     Depression is likely to touch most of us directly or indirectly but it is often hidden under a shroud of mystery leaving people unclear on what depression is. Identifying signs of clinical depression versus normal sadness or low mood is crucial to help steer individuals towards the right support.  This article will outline the top 5 signs and symptoms of depression. Mood – Feeling very low, down, flat and depressed most of the time – more days […]

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