Depression

Everyone feels sad or "blue" on occasion. It is also perfectly normal to grieve over upsetting life experiences, such as a major illness, a death in the family, a loss of a job or a divorce. But, for most people, these feelings of grief and sadness tend to lessen with the passing of time.

However, if a person's feelings of sadness last for long periods, and if they interfere with daily life activities, something more serious than "feeling blue" may be going on.

Depressed individuals tend to feel helpless and hopeless and to blame themselves for having these feelings. People who are depressed may become overwhelmed and exhausted and may stop participating in their routine activities. They may withdraw from family and friends. Some may even have thoughts of death or suicide.

I am passionate about stopping the human slide into depression, and about improving adverse mental health at a grassroots level by bolstering adaptability, teaching greater flexibility, increasing mindfulness and facilitating greater self-care and compassion.

My work helps women and men reclaim their lives, get sorted, learn new coping skills and re-find their feet. They remember how to be themselves, to live consciously, to hear their own voice, to understand their relationships and take their place in the world.

It is my hope that many of those I work with will go on to share what they have learnt with their children - thereby slowly filling the world with generations who have learnt to do the same.

 

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