All individuals will experience sadness and feelings of being depressed at some point in their life. Depression is more significant than this, as it negatively impacts people’s lives in multiple ways and tends to be longer lasting.
Counselling for depression emphasizes identifying and challenging negative thinking. These thoughts often lead back to an negative internal core belief which we strive to alter.
Additionally, creating an activity schedule with enjoyable activities that is manageable is also an important component to beat depression.
Symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad, down, hopeless, or worthless
- Lack of interest
- Fatigue or restlessness
- Trouble concentrating & poor memory
- Sleep disturbance
- Unexplained physical problems
- Weight gain or loss
- Isolating from others
- Anger & irritability
- Thoughts of suicide
Additional Resources on Depression
*Please note that I cannot be responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.
How Psychotherapy and Other Treatments Can Help People with Depression – www.apa.org
Online Depression Test by Mental Health America – www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Could it be depression? Symptoms Checklist – www.depressionhurts.ca
The Antidepressant Skills Workbook – www.comh.ca
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – Book by David D. Burns
T2 Mood Tracker – Download for Android
Gratitude & Happiness, Self-help Mood Tracker – Download for iPhone