Depression can be devastating, as a sense of hopelessness and nervous exhaustion begins to takes it tole on the body. With help and support these conditions and symptoms can begin to change how we feel. We can overcome the feelings of depression and get back to normal life and functioning.
The method that works best is to start small and to take steps one day at a time. The first step is to learn as much as you can about how the body and brain functions in depression. This can begin to reduce the feeling of self blame and despair that often compounds the feelings of depression.
Reaching out for help is crucial to change, finding support and strengthening relationships can reduce the loneness often felt in depression, as well as developing a wellness plan that can begin to change the chemistry that is occurring in the body. Working with a skilled therapist can help to get the process of recovery from depression started.