Depression is so much different from what we see on TV. The symptoms can be so gray, and go unnoticed easily, or be as obvious as the sun in the sky. Below are links for learning more, and also for getting help. Don’t ignore how you’re feeling.
Symptoms weren’t obvious for me, and actually took my RD pointing it out as a question. I remember talking about how I felt as if I was having a mini-mid-life crisis a bit earlier than planned. She asked me, “Have you ever thought it could be some light depression”? Seemed like a strange question at the time, though I agreed that I had thought of it, but because it wasn’t textbook I shrugged it away. The signs were there, and I easily kept telling myself it was ‘one bad day’ until it was many. For me, medication has made a world of difference in balancing out my ability to view life through a healthy lens, but that is not always the best option. The important thing is to recognize that what depression looks like can be vastly different for every person, and to seek out a professional who is skilled enough to help you decide the next best step.
Here are some common and less common symptoms of depression:
Sleepiness or Excessive Sleep
Fatigue or Weakness
Moods that are Reactive to Environment
Extrememe Sensitivity to Rejection
Sadness or Depressed Mood All Day
Lack of Enjoyment of Things You Used to Love
Problems with Concentration
Thoughts of Suicide, Death, or Even just thinking “xxx would be better without me”
I am not a doctor, and this blog is not meant to substitute for a licensed or properly trained professional. Any person who reads this blog is solely responsible for their own care, and not the owner or writers of the blog. It is important that if you have concerns over your health or mental health that you seek out the proper care from a properly licensed professional and do NOT simply take the advice written within.
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I joined R+F in November of 2017. Like many it was primarily for the discount on THE best skincare on the market, but it has turned into a part of my journey. I have chosen not to make it a large subject matter in my posts, but it provided support during one of the most challenges times of my life. What was once a discount, is now a flourishing business, and I welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the products, the company, or simply who wants to try out a facial for FREE to email me at the email address linked to the right. You can find a link to my business page at the top right corner (globe icon).
If you or someone you know is considering suicide please call the number listed above for the US Suicide Prevention Hotline.
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