For someone with depression, life has become a struggle rather than a joy, and the bad days have begun to outweigh the good. It is a common condition, but not often discussed because of feelings of shame in those suffering. Nobody should suffer alone, and we have advice that can help you reach out to someone who you are worried about.
Treating Depression at Life Resolutions
Depression can be incredibly difficult to live with, in part because sufferers often feel like they will never get better. It is important to remember that the symptoms of depression can be lessened and overcome through a combination of counselling, medications, and social support.
Mary Magalotti’s Advice on how to tell if a loved one is dealing with depression
Has your loved one recently been through a difficult episode in their life?
Have you noticed your loved one feeling down for more than two weeks?
Has your loved one previously suffered from depression or another mental illness?
Does your loved one seem particularly uninspired, unmotivated, or uninterested in life?
Do you find that your loved one often makes excuses for being unable to spend time with people they care about and used to enjoy the company of?
Has your loved one recently began abusing drugs or alcohol?
Does your loved one seem to no longer care about their goals and ambitions?
What Can You Do to Help?
It can be hard to know what to do when you think your friend or family member is going through depression, but one of the most important things you can do is to simply let them know that you’re there. Ask how they are feeling, see if there is anything you can do to helpand urge them to seek professional help. Tell them that arranging to talk to a psychologist might feel strange at first but is an important step towards wellness.
Do Not Be Afraid to Seek Support with Life Resolutions.
If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or any other mental illness, help is available. Contact our Life Resolutions team and organise a telehealth or face-to-faceappointment, or visit our website for more information.
Contact Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti Life Resolutions Today
If you would like to hear more from our principal psychologistMary Magalotti and our CEO and Founder, Jodie Brenton you can contact us here. You can also check out the Life Resolutions website to see more about the services we offer and the careers of Jodie Brenton and Mary MagalottiatLife Resolutions.