Introduction to Depression
Depression can happen to anyone – and one in four people can be affected within their lifetime. There are some factors that make it more likely to happen – including biological make-up, our upbringing, or life events. However, what can keep it going, is how we manage these things. The way we think and what we do affects the way we feel.
When feeling depressed you may believe that you have little control over your life and that you are alone. You may blame yourself for all difficulties you are experiencing. In addition, you may lose interest or enjoyment in things around you; which adds to how negative you feel about yourself. It can become hard to make decisions or to carry out little tasks that you once did with no problem at all.