What is Depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that negatively affects the way you think, feel and act. It causes feelings of sadness, a lack of motivation, pessimism and a loss of interest that lasts for a significant amount of time.
We all experience moments of being sad, gloomy and miserable due to distressing events or for no particular reason. However, if these feelings persist and continue despite what is happening in your life, this could be a sign of depression. Especially if these feelings are interfering in your relationships, career, health and other aspects.
The Negative Consequences of Depression
One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime. For those experiencing depression it can have negative consequences such as:
- A lack of concentration and focus
- Being indecisive and unable to make decisions
- Withdrawing from others and becoming socially isolated
- Becoming restless, irritable and agitated
- Issues with sleep, insomnia, hypersomnia or other sleep disorders
- Negative self-talk and negative thoughts
- A lack of energy
- Becoming tearful and crying
- Suicidal thoughts
- Changes in diet and appetite; eating more or eating less
- Physical pain and soreness
Managing Depression Through Counselling
It’s important to remember is that you’re not alone and help is available. Here at Creative Devotional, we will support you in exploring the root of your depression and low mood, with the underpinning goal of improving overall wellbeing.
At Creative Devotional we utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques, and we are available to make a mutual decision of what the most effective approach will be for you. Our goal is to make an individual assessment and provide knowledge about intervention options and empower you to make a decision that feels like the right fit. Some interventions that we offer (but are not limited to practicing) include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques, Narrative Therapy, Relational Therapy, Hypnotherapy and the Break Through program.