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Sadness and depression

It’s okay to feel sad. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re depressed. There are lots of steps in between sadness and depression. Let’s explore some of the differences.

Sadness is okay and it usually passes on its own

It’s not something to be concerned about and will usually resolve itself in time.

Everybody feels sad from time to time. It’s one of many emotions that we feel throughout our lives.

Even as children we experience sadness along with many other emotions like joy, anger, fear, and excitement.

How you can cope with sadness

There’s lots of things you can do to help yourself get back on track and ease the sadness. For example:

Talk to somebody & spend time with others
Watch a movie or TV show
Express your feelings through writing or art
Exercise or go outdoors

Could it be depression?

When sadness doesn’t seem to go away then it could be sign that something else is happening.

You may feel cut-off or distant from others

You might be thinking negatively about yourself and your life

Nothing makes you feel happy anymore

You have no energy to do things like get out of bed or leave the house

There’s an emptiness inside you

You have thoughts of hurting yourself or ending your life

“There’s always help available and someone to talk to. Give us a call”.

It’s never too late to get support

If you’re struggling with sadness or depression we’re here to help.

Give us call, start a WebChat or send us an email today.

If you need more information for other digital services and resources, check out Head to Health.

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This content was last reviewed 15/02/2018
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