For You – or Someone You Love
Friday Sep 29th, 2017
Have you stopped feeling like yourself lately? Maybe you feel sad, empty and hopeless but don’t know why you can’t shake off the feelings. Or you’ve been feeling anxious, panicked or distressed by troubling thoughts and behaviors, and it’s affecting your daily life and others around you. Or you’re experiencing changes in sleep or appetite, decreased energy, difficulty concentrating, and no longer enjoying activities you used to take pleasure in. Or perhaps you’re worried about someone you love who’s experiencing some of this?
These symptoms may be a sign of clinical depression or an anxiety disorder, real conditions that touch at least one in every five people.
October 7 is National Depression Screening Day in Canada and the U.S, a great opportunity to learn about the many support options available including anonymous in-person and online screening. Here is a Web site to get started: www.heretohelp.bc.ca.