Have you been feeling sad and moody of late? Do you find yourself cancelling the plans you made with your friends? Are there days you don’t feel like getting out of the bed? If your answer to these questions is a yes, then you might be going through a depressive episode. Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness, characterized by low moods and the loss of desire to do things that one enjoyed doing previously.
You may wonder what the difference is between sadness and depression. If you are currently going through a stressful life situation, you may simply be experiencing feelings of sadness as a result of that. To take your mind off this, try listening to upbeat music, pick up the phone and talk to a friend or a loved one, enrol in a hobby class, and most importantly, treat yourself with love and kindness.
However, if these feelings are interfering with your day-to-day functioning and are affecting your sleep, appetite, and general health, these can be symptoms of depression and you might need professional help.
How Can Therapy Help?
In our therapy sessions, we approach depression with warmth and empathy. Depression can be caused by a number of factors. Our counselors focus on understanding some of the thought patterns that can cause depression. They also help you revive your belief in yourself and regain a more holistic outlook on life. The space to express your thoughts and the sense of community you’ll find at Heart It Out can be very beneficial for you.
If you need help, please book a session with us here.
Heart It Out is an empathetic initiative and our therapists uphold the ethics of psychotherapy. We ensure that everything you share is treated with complete confidentiality and that the therapist adheres to a non-judgemental stance towards you and your life experiences.