Most of us feel a little down from time to time, however, we tend to feel better a short while later. If you feel down most or all of the time, you could be depressed. 

Not everyone thinks that depression is real. They may think that you can simply pull yourself together or snap out of how you’re feeling. The fact is that depression is a genuine illness that needs to be taken seriously. 

With the right support and treatment, most people can fully recover from depression.  

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Getting Help for Depression 

If you still feel depressed or down after a few weeks you should get help. The good news is that those who need help with depression will find there’s a lot of help out there. 

Speaking to your doctor can help, no matter how anxiety-provoking it may seem. Your doctor knows what treatments to recommend, which medicines can help, and how you can help yourself feel better. 

One of the first things your doctor may do is to ask about your symptoms of depression. These can include feeling:

  • Anxious
  • As if it’s hard to make any decision
  • As if you no longer enjoy anything
  • Guilty all the time
  • Helpless 
  • Hopeless
  • Irritable 
  • Suicidal 
  • Tearful
  • That you want to hurt yourself
  • Unmotivated
  • Worried

You might also have some physical symptoms such as:

  • Aches and pains
  • Changes to your appetite
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of libido
  • Weight loss or gain

You might also want to talk to someone you trust. This could be a friend or a family member. Tell them how you have been feeling. Don’t be afraid to ask them for advice. You could also ask them to come to your doctor’s appointment with you.

Sometimes just talking to someone about how you’re feeling can make a world of difference. If you don’t want to talk to a friend or family member please speak to your doctor or NHS 111. 

Treatment for Depression

Did you know that there is mental health help in Drax and the surrounding areas? Some of the help that you may be offered can include cognitive behavioural therapies, counselling, or other types of support. These treatments are all worth exploring as they can make a real difference to how you’re feeling. 

If you feel like you want to harm yourself or that life is not worth living please get help now. You can ring your GP and ask for an emergency appointment. Alternatively, you could ring NHS 111 they will help you to find the support you need. 

 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk