20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
– Canadian Mental Health Association
Signs of depression
- Loss of interest in friends, family and activities you typically like to do
- Feelings of guilt, low self-esteem and hopelessness
- Feeling short-tempered and irritable
- Consuming more alcohol or engaging in reckless behaviour
- Weight loss or a change in weight
- Suicidal thoughts
Common ways to treat
Depression can be both a physical and mental pain that often times robs people of living a fulfilled life. Whether it’s debilitating or a low mood over a long period of time, it can make living a normal life difficult for yourself and for your family.
However, with mindfulness-based psychotherapy, a wide variety of problems can be addressed, both psychologically and practically. Faulty cognitions can be identified, and coping tools can be created through mindful practice, which can lead to improved thoughts and behaviours.
Whether depression fluctuates with seasons, life situations, or it simply just always seems to be there, it’s something you don’t have to go through alone. At Serenity Now, our team looks to develop the right coping tools to lead you to a new path of light and positivity.
Great resource links
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
Distress Centre Calgary
Distress Centre Calgary offers confidential, non-judgmental 24-hour crisis support.