Many people feel slightly down now and again. However, we can feel better a little while later. If you feel down or low much of the time, it’s possible that you could be depressed. 

Depression is an illness that should be taken very seriously. This is because it can have a huge impact on someone’s quality of life. 

With the right treatment and support, many people completely recover from this condition. 

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 

If it has been a few weeks since you started to feel down, please ask for help. There is a lot of mental health support in Brayton and the surrounding areas.

Please consider speaking to your doctor about how you’re feeling. While this could make you feel anxious, your doctor is there to help you. Your doctor can recommend a range of treatments to help you. They can also tell you how you can help yourself to feel better. 

Your doctor is likely to ask you about your symptoms. The symptoms of depression can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty with decision-making
  • Difficulty enjoying things
  • Feeling hopeless and helpless
  • Feeling very worried
  • Irritability
  • Lack of motivation
  • Suicidal
  • Tearfulness
  • The temptation to self-harm or self-harming

You could also be experiencing some physical symptoms. These can include aches and pains, a change to your eating habits, weight gain or loss, lack of libido, lack of energy, trouble sleeping, and constipation. 

Please consider talking to someone you trust about how you feel. This could be one of your friends or someone you are related to. 

If you wish, you could ask them to go to your doctor’s appointment with you. 

Talking to someone can help you to feel better. If you don’t want to speak to someone you know, please consider speaking to your doctor. Alternatively, you could call the NHS on 111. 

Treating Depression 

There is help available in your local area. Your doctor could recommend treatments such as medication and/or therapy or counselling. There are also other types of support that are available. There are local mental health groups and charities that can help you. 

If you’re really struggling, please ask for an emergency doctor’s appointment. If you’d rather not do this, please call NHS 111 as they could also help you. 

 

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