DEPRESSION

Theresa Henry MBACP (Accred)
EMDR Practitioner
Counsellor/Psychotherapist

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WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

We all have times when our mood is low, and we’re feeling sad or miserable about life. Usually these feelings pass in due course.

But if the feelings are interfering with your life and don’t go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back over and over again for a few days at a time, it could be a sign that you’re experiencing depression.

HOW CAN DEPRESSION AFFECT YOU?

Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.

In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal or simply give up the will to live.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”

LIVING WITH A BLACK DOG

“Living with a Black Dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help.

NEED SUPPORT URGENTLY?

Please visit the In Crisis page where there are helpful guides to understanding your feelings now and where to go for further support.

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