“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart” – Unknown
Depression is a recognised psychological condition, which can have a profound effect on the lives of those who suffer from it, and those that care about them. Many describe it as ‘living under a constant dark cloud’.
There are different levels of severity of this illness, symptoms include:
- Insomnia or over sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Persistent thoughts of suicide or self-harm
- Loss of interest or pleasure
- Chronic pain, particularly back pain
- Feelings of overwhelming sadness
- Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
If you feel like you may be suffering from depression, it’s always worth talking to a medical physician or a supportive network i.e. friends and family. Counselling and therapeutic interventions can help manage symptoms, while addressing the issue at hand.
Take the first step now …