Depression is a mental illness which affects as many as 1 in 6 people at any time in their life.
Depression is a complicated illness in that the symptoms and experiences vary from person to person. They say “knowledge is power” which is why we’ve put together some resources to help arm you with information to help you understand more about depression and some lifestyle changes which may help you.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. That feeling of fear or worry you feel about something such as an exam or an interview where you are unsure of the outcome.
It is natural for anyone to feel stressed when they feel under pressure, in danger or unable to cope with demands put upon them.
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ and it’s true. Eat crap, feel crap. On the other hand, how you feel can influence the food choices you make.
One of the first signs of depression is a change in sleep habits.
When we exercise, our bodies release endorphins which trigger a positive feeling in your body and act as sedatives.
Money worries such as debt can put an immense amount of strain on someone and lead to depression but also depression can lead to money worries if the person is too ill to keep track of it or spending more than they can afford.
Research shows that less than 40% of employers would consider employing someone with mental health problems
Depression is a mental illness which affects as many as 1 in 6 people at any time in their life. Depression is one of the most common reasons for long-term absence from work.
Take care of yourself. That may sound odd but if you’re not feeling emotionally strong yourself, you may find supporting someone through depression overwhelming.
PND is an abbreviation for Post-Natal Depression and is a type of depression which can affect both men and women after they have had a baby. PND occurs in as many as 1 in 7 new mums and 1 in 25 new dads.
PTSD is an abbreviation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which is often a delayed response to the experience of a highly traumatic event which has threatened your safety.