|Group:||cuppa and letter group|
|Swap Coordinator:||reauk (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing|
|Number of people in swap:||8|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Last day to signup/drop:||December 13, 2015|
|Date items must be sent by:||December 31, 2015|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I myself suffer from Depression from a early age. I thought we could share our experiences have you managed to battle your bouts of ups and downs? you can write a letter how you manage to control your Depression. it doesn't after to be pages long it can be as long as short as you like . decorate your envelope .add a teabag so your partner can enjoy a cuppa while reading your letter feel free to write back to your partner.any questions feel free to pm me if you receive the swap please rate a 5...
Depression Symptoms & Warning Signs
How to Recognize Depression Symptoms and Get Effective Help
Depression Help Center
Depression: Signs & Symptoms
The normal ups and downs of life mean that everyone feels sad or has "the blues" from time to time. But if emptiness and despair have taken hold of your life and won't go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. Understanding the signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression is the first step to overcoming the problem.
In This Article: What is depression? Signs and symptoms Depression and suicide The faces of depression Types of depression Causes and risk factors The road to depression recovery
What is depression?
You can help yourself feel better! â—¾Dealing with Depression â—¾Helping a Depressed Person
Sadness or downswings in mood are normal reactions to lifeâ€™s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word â€œdepressionâ€ to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than just sadness.
Some people describe depression as â€œliving in a black holeâ€ or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people don't feel sad at allâ€”they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry, aggressive, and restless.
Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief.
Are you depressed?
If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just wonâ€™t go away, you may be suffering from clinical depression. â—¾you canâ€™t sleep or you sleep too much â—¾ you canâ€™t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult â—¾ you feel hopeless and helpless â—¾ you canâ€™t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try â—¾ you have lost your appetite or you canâ€™t stop eating â—¾ you are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual â—¾ youâ€™re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior â—¾you have thoughts that life is not worth living (seek help immediately if this is the case)
Signs and symptoms of depression
Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. Itâ€™s important to remember that these symptoms can be part of lifeâ€™s normal lows. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer theyâ€™ve lastedâ€”the more likely it is that youâ€™re dealing with depression. When these symptoms are overwhelming and disabling, that's when it's time to seek help.
Common signs and symptoms of depression â—¾Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlookâ€”nothing will ever get better and thereâ€™s nothing you can do to improve your situation. â—¾Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. Youâ€™ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure. â—¾Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gainâ€”a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month. â—¾Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia). â—¾Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves. â—¾Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete. â—¾Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes. â—¾Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports. â—¾Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things. â—¾Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.
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