Feel relief from depression
Regarding depression counselling, according to Statistics Canada’s 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) on Mental Health, 5.4% of the Canadian population aged 15 years and over reported symptoms that met the criteria for a mood disorder in the previous 12 months, including 4.7% for major depression and 1.5% for bipolar disorder.
Many of us have had our own struggles with Depression, the Blues, troubling mood swings, or any one of many other phrases that seem to describe a pattern of experience associated with this condition. The symptoms of depression can include a loss of interest in things that used to feel joyful, a change in eating habits, a change in sleep patterns, an increasing desire to want to feel more isolated, potential feelings of being overwhelmed by life, and others, including anger or anxiety.
Anxiety and Depression disorders can often be present in people’s lives at the same time. Some people may only experience depression, while others may only experience anxiety. For many others, depression and anxiety frequently show up together.
Counselling for depression is a helpful way to learn patterns in our thoughts and recognize the ways they can influence our mood and our behaviour.