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We all face hard situations in life that can make us feel sad and moody. These feelings are normal as we experience life’s ups and downs. However, if your unhappy feelings persist for a long time, or if it’s intense and prolonged, then this sadness may qualify as a depression.

Depression is a psychological condition where a person seems to experience a continuous feeling of melancholy and hopelessness. This is an overpowering feeling of sadness that can prevent someone from functioning normally and can cause them to lose interest in things in life that otherwise made them happy, such as hobbies, jobs, and even relationships.

Most health professionals are concerned with what is called clinical depression, as it’s one of the most common mental health conditions in Australia. This is often triggered by events such as ending relationships, terminal illness diagnoses, and even personal loss. Some people are more susceptible to this condition depending on factors such as genes and their personality. As such, it’s imperative to understand how depression works before treating them.

The Basics Of Depression

Depression can usually manifest in different ways, but here are its most common symptoms:

  • Feeling remarkably sad and down
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lack of motivation and interest
  • Loss or gain of appetite and weight
  • The decrease in sexual drive
  • Difficulty in concentrating

How Can We Help

There are multiple ways of getting help in order to cope with depression. However, given how depression can also develop pessimistic natures in the people who experience them, having depression can make it hard for people to seek assistance. This means the sooner someone suffering from depression reaches out for help, the sooner they can benefit from various methods of empowerment to improve their life.

With the assistance of our staff here at Life Resolutions Footscray, we can help you:

  • Recognize problems or situations that contribute to the presence of this illness
  • Set realistic goals to motivate and enhance personal health and happiness
  • Identify and change negative thoughts
  • Create strategies to decrease suffering and prevent new depression bouts

Life situations can sometimes be difficult to bear, but like with any life situation, you can cope and manage them for as long as you have a plan in mind. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard to cope with situations because of how they affect your life and the lives of people around you. This may be one of the times when talking with a psychologist can help.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you can’t find someone to talk to, or you can’t find a safe space to be “yourself,” then please feel free to come to Life Resolutions in Footscray. Our team of psychologists are available to listen to you and help you manage your situation. Life Resolutions has a brand of care tailored to your needs, with our team’s training helping us make sure we can develop a strategy not only for you to cope with your situation, but to help transform your life into a more fruitful and fulfilling one. Call now to book your appointment.

Where is Our Depression Service Located?

We are conveniently located .

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