Depression makes it difficult, or even impossible, for a person to experience pleasant feelings. Individuals may feel as though circumstances will never improve and begin to think about not living at all. Depression can affect a person’s sleeping and eating habits and create headaches or digestion issues. Many people experience a lack of motivation to complete tasks and an increase in isolation. Feelings of shame, guilt, and low self-esteem increase. Some individuals may even experience periods of time in which they are disconnected from reality. Some attempt to cope with their experience by using substances like drugs or alcohol to alter their mood or to escape.
Depression can develop in reaction to a life event or as a chronic condition. It requires treatment and support. Innovation360 frequently offers relational and compassionate help. Click here to learn more about our services.