Depression is characterised by the persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, lack of motivation and lack of interest.
Depression is unfortunately extremely widespread. There are several types, including chronic depression, dysthymia, unipolar depressive episodes, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and postnatal depression. It is also a symptom of other complex disorders, including PTSD and some anxiety disorders.
3 million people in the UK are diagnosed with depression (that’s more than the entire population of Wales) (from data gathered by Mind UK, Mental Health Foundation and other UK patient organizations)1 in 10 people suffer from depression at some stage in their life 9.8 million working days are lost each year in the UK due to depression 50% of people who have an episode of depression will experience a relapse 40% of disability worldwide is due to depression and anxiety.
Yet people suffering with physical pain are still far more likely to seek help than those experiencing mental or emotional pain.
I just want to say that since seeing you yesterday I’m in a totally different place. I’m happy, feel like myself, playing and laughing with the kids and enjoying the sun! Not quite sure how that happened but a dark cloud has lifted.
But there is hope. Society is finally starting to acknowledge the importance of mental health (alongside physical health), and sufferers are finding more and more ways to get help.
We believe that you carry within you (within your subconscious) all the resources you need to help you moderate or manage your depression – but you may benefit from some expert assistance to help you get in touch with those inner resources.
Contact Steve today – he's here to help you.