Depression is one of the most misunderstood emotional difficulties facing modern society. Depression is very common – one in seven of us will suffer from depression serious enough to require help at one point in our lives.
Depression is debilitating and frustrating – it removes us from our usual emotions and activities and forces us to see the world in a very different way than we would like.
It affects how we see and hear and how we feel about the world and the people around us. This creates a negative cycle that needs to be broken in order for change to happen.
Depression needs to be tackled on an emotional and behavioural level as well as really questioning how we see the world when we are depressed. This means working through the feelings but also making a plan of action for change.
Working at both the conscious and subconscious levels, we can work together to ensure that the negative cycle of depression is broken and hope is on the horizon once more.