Life Resolutions Psychology-Seek help with Depression
Almost half of all Australians will be affected by a mental health condition across their lifetimes, and depression is one of the most common. Although there is stigma around mental health conditions, it is important to remember that mental illnesses are just like physical illnesses and can be treated and overcome.
Treating Depression at Life Resolutions
Depression is characterised by a consistently low mood and feelings of hopeless and low motivation, and as such, can be highly debilitating for the individual.
Mary Magalotti’s Advice on how to tell if a loved one is dealing with depression
Has your friend or loved one been feeling sad for two weeks or more?
Have they experienced any difficult life events, such as a relationship breakdown or losing their job?
Have they or a family member previously suffered from mental illness?
Do they longer enjoy activities they used to find joy in or in seem uninterested in socialising?
Are they using alcohol or other substances more frequently?
What Can You Do to Help?
If your friend or loved one is suffering from depression, you might be wondering what you can do to support them. One of the first things to do is to reach out and let you them know that you care about them and you are there if they would like to talk. Secondly, you should gently urge them to seek professional help. Mental illness is a serious condition, and mental health support is crucial to getting well again.
Do Not Be Afraid to Seek Support with Life Resolutions.
If you or someone you knowis experiencing depression, help is out there, and you do not need to suffer alone. Contact our Life Resolutions team today to organise a telehealth or face-to-face appointment, or visit our website.
Contact Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti Life Resolutions Today
If you would like to hear from our principal psychologist, Mary Magalotti,or our CEO and Founder, Jodie Brenton, you can contact us here. You are also welcome to visit the Life Resolutions website to learn more about our services and careers of Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti at Life Resolutions.