It’s dark, wet, and cold outside – here’s how to know if your mental health might be suffering
Public service announcement: it’s quite miserable out, with the season’s changing and winter drawing closer. You’ve got your sunrise alarm clock at the ready, but if you’re still feeling a little down, know it’s normal — and even healthy — to feel sad sometimes. That said, it’s important to know where the boundaries are between everyday lows and symptoms of depression.
Why? Well, because while today marks World Mental Health Day, the day is dedicated to making mental wellbeing a global priority every day. “Everyone has times in their lives when they feel fed up or miserable,” says Dr Beena Rajkumar, co-Chair of RC Psych’s Women’s Mental Health Special Interest Group. “It’s usually for a particular reason, doesn’t interfere too much with daily life, and doesn’t usually last longer than a week or two. However, if these feelings go on for weeks or months or become so bad they start to affect every area of your life, you may have depression and need to get help.”
Read more at: https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/health-fitness/symptoms-of-depression-793704