Depression

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Depression is a very complicated illness; it is more than just sadness. There is no simple solution that allows one to just ‘get over it’. It is a disease that affects all aspects of life.

What people think causes depression?

  • Weakness
  • Laziness
  • Inability to ‘get over it’

What actually causes depression?

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Overworking
  • Bullying
  • Chemical imbalance
  • Grief and loss
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self esteem
  • Genetic factors
  • Lifestyle factors

Depression is not only suicide notes and pill bottles. It is also :-

  • Spending all day in bed
  • Overeating or not eating at all
  • Faking a smile
  • Not showering for days at a time
  • Skipping work to sleep
  • Being emotionally distant

If your depression is affecting your daily functioning, your mental health care practitioner will assist you with overcoming your negative feelings and thoughts.

BREAK THE STIGMA, your mental health matters.

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