Have you ever been gloomy, blue, or had a sense of loneliness and sadness? Let me assure you that this is very normal. Sadness is a natural part of life, and you are not alone. Every human being has had ups and downs, whether monthly or daily.
However, if you're feeling hopeless and miserable all the time, that's a warning signal. Clinical depression is a condition that you may be experiencing. Other symptoms of depression include a loss of interest in activities and severe difficulty doing daily duties.
Depression is more than just melancholy. In today's world, individuals experience sadness for a few hours and label it as depression, which is absolutely false. The term "depressed" is thrown about lightly. It is critical to understand what severe depressive disorder is and how it affects people.
What is Depression?
Depression has an impact on an individual's emotional well-being, behaviour, cognitive ability, and physical well-being. It is considered a mood condition. The degree of depression ranges from relatively mild, transient episodes of low mood to severe, long-term symptoms that have a major impact on a person's quality of life.
Depression can be caused by a family history, childhood trauma, brain anatomy, certain medical disorders, or drug use. The severity of the symptoms of depression can be categorized. Some people experience mild and temporary depressive episodes, while others experience severe and prolonged depressive episodes. Major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder are two types of depression.
If you are depressed and experience these symptoms, it is not the end of the world. If proper medical care is offered, depression can be resolved in a matter of months. Seek aid and be brave; this is what will restore you to your true self.
There are several ways to get aid, including seeing a Psychologist on a regular basis.
Joining a depression support group is another extremely successful strategy.
In Group Counselling, you will meet other depression warriors who are striving for the same objective as you. The present pandemic scenario has also given rise to several online support groups that assist anyone who need assistance. Having so many people on your side might be a gift.
These support groups provide knowledge and tools while also accompanying you on your quest to overcome depression. It is critical to recognize and comprehend what you are going through in order to progress. As Kritin once said, “sometimes the hardest thing and right thing are the same.” It may take a lot of fortitude at first, but once you commence, there is no turning back.
What goes on in a Depression support group?
Non-professionals with comparable pressures or health concerns are brought together by peer support services for mutual assistance or unidirectional help from an experienced peer to a new peer.
Based on the popularity of self-help groups for other mental health problems and life stressors, expanding peer support services for depression is likely to be acceptable.
EduPsych’s You Can Talk about Depression Support Group
We are here to listen, assist, care for, and support you.
It may seem tough to discuss your previous experiences with depression, but we are here to help you feel better.
The first step toward recovery is to talk about your despair.
We also encourage you to maintain your mental health in the future.
This support group assists you in understanding the neurological causes of your depression.
As a consequence, we will have created a one-of-a-kind toolbox to assist you better in coping with your depression.
The support group will have Increased your awareness of emotional triggers and behaviours that aggravate your depression.
This support group can assist you in creating habits and practices to help you steady yourself when you relapse or feel depressed.
Click here to learn more about this support group and meet a community of wellness warriors.
A study was done to investigate the efficacy of peer support in lowering depressive symptoms, and the results were published in 2011. Seven random controlled studies of peer assistance vs routine treatment for depression were conducted. The findings revealed that peer support programmes can significantly reduce depressive symptoms. (Pfeiffer et al., 2011, #).