Take the First Step Towards Recovering from Depression

Life has its ups and downs. Experiencing sadness or hopelessness is a part of life’s reality. Even the occasional questioning of your self-worth can come up. Why? It’s because these low points in your life are often balanced by occasions when you experience joy and hopefulness.

However, for some people, it would seem happy occasions are rare. In this case, it’s essential to understand the difference between feeling depressed and being clinically depressed. While it can be normal to feel depressed now and then, extended periods of over two weeks could qualify as clinical depression.

If you find you’re feeling more depressed than what you should be, then it may be time to seek professional help. We understand what you’re going through, and together we can make your future brighter and worthwhile.

Signs of Depression to Watch Out For

Depression is now one of the leading health concerns in Australia. Statistics indicate it affects a million Australians yearly. However, those who are aware of their condition may feel hesitant about seeking help. Chances are it’s because of the stigma attached to having a mental illness, more so, consulting with a qualified psychologist.

Then again, there are those afflicted with depression who might be unaware of it. Likewise, sufferers tend to ignore the warning signs or think nothing of it until it’s too late. Here are some common signs to be aware of:

  • You no longer get pleasure from the activities you used to love to do.
  • You have a hard time controlling your emotions and can become tearful at any moment. On the other hand; you become angry at any slight frustration.
  • You feel an overwhelming sense of emptiness.
  • You can’t concentrate or make decisions.
  • You feel worthless and guilty.
  • Your mind is filled with negative thoughts.
  • You feel tired all the time.
  • You’re losing or gaining weight without even trying because your eating habits changed.
  • You have problems sleeping.
  • You have inexplicable physical complaints such as constant headaches or muscle pain.
  • You’re experiencing suicidal ideations.

How We Can Help You Fight Back Against Depression

Fear often keeps people with depression from seeking help. Indeed, the cycle of depression usually ends up with a person living with their hopelessness and sadness rather than let family or friends know they need counselling.

However, ignoring your depression can lead to more significant problems. It can affect your health, relationships, and ability to work productively. In a worst-case scenario, it can give rise to suicidal thoughts.

It’s vital for you to know that depression is treatable. You don’t have to live with your unhappiness. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, Life Resolutions Essendon is here to help. Our qualified psychologists can assist you on your road to recovery.

Don’t let shame or fear keep you from living a life free from depression. Get in touch with Life Resolutions Essendon today and set an appointment for a counselling session with one of our qualified psychologists. We have the training and experience to help people suffering from depression. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of a happy and healthy life; call now to start your road to recovering from depression. Call today!

Where is Our Depression Service Located?

We are conveniently located 1 Lincoln Road, Essendon, VIC 3040.

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256