Depression is a complex mental health condition young people often struggle with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and stress. What is depression?
Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you doing your normal activities, different types of depression exist with symptoms ranging from relatively minor to serve. Generally depression does not result from a single event, but from a mix of events and factors
*Changes in appetite or weight
*Feeling very tired or low in energy
*Feeling of excessive guilt or low self-worth
Depression can cause difficulties in all aspects of life including in the community and at home, work and school.
Depression results from a complex interaction of social psychology, biological factors people who have gone through adverse life events (unemployment, bereavement traumatic events) are more likely to develop depression. Depression can in turn ,lead to more stress and dysfunction and worsen the affected person’s life situation and the depression it self, depression is closely related to and affection by physical health many of the factors that influence depression (such as physical inactivity or harmful use of alcohol) are known risk factors for diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases in turn people with these diseases may aslo find themselves experiencing depression due to the difficulties associated with managing their condition..
Self care can play an important role in managing symptoms of depression and promoting overall well-being
•what you can do;
* Try to keep doing activities you used to enjoy
*Stay connected to friends and family exercise regular eating and sleeping habits as much as possible
*Avoid or cut down on alcohol and don’t use illicit drugs which can make depression worse
* Talk to someone you trust about your feelings
*Seek help from a health care providers
•IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE;
*Remember you are not alone and that many people have gone through what you’re experiencing and found help
*Talk to a health workers,such as a doctor or counselor
* Join a support group
Depression is a serious mental health condition that can significantly impect an individual life and well-being recognizing the causes symptoms and available, treatments fostering a better understanding of this complex disorder, seeking permissional help engaging in therapy and making necessary lifestyle changes are vital steps towards managing depression effectively ( let’s work together to create a compassionate and supportive environment for those affected by depression…)