It’s been a while since our last blog post! We know May is almost done, but we’d like to discuss mental health as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you follow us on our socials you may have seen us share a few tips and info regarding identifying and managing your mental health.
In this month’s blog, we would like to discuss a very common mental health illness. According to Healthline, depression affects about 16.2 million adults in the United States, and 6.7 percent of American adults, have had at least one major depressive episode in a year. Depression has many faces and if left undiagnosed and untreated, can have very harmful effects. A few types of depression include Seasonal Depression, Postpartum Depression & Persistent Depressive Disorder.
Some common symptoms of depression include persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, loss of appetite, decreased energy, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, thoughts of death or suicide, & difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping.
Depression affects so many of us so we encourage you to seek help and find healthy coping strategies. And as we like to always emphasize, you are not alone! Even though mental illness often feels so isolating you’re not alone. Find your support system, they’re out there.💕
*We are not mental health specialists. Please seek professional help if you’re dealing with any mental health issues.*
Site referenced: www.healthline.com