Depression can begin small, but can produce some of the most vicious of cycles.
We can all have a sad day, this is normal. If we have the skills and resiliency we can have a sad day, and then use self compassion and coping strategies to feel better later. When we're sad we kind of know that it will end.
Depression on the other hand, can feel never-ending. Our inner voice becomes a constant critic, or worse, an abusive monster. It can feel like you're on a boat with too many holes to stop it from sinking, and a feeling of not even being able to bother to try to plug them up.
Others have described depression symptoms like a fog you didn't realise was there, sometimes so thick you can't even see where to place your next foot to put it in front of the other. So oppressive it can be hard to breathe, it cloys at you and turns you in circles. Dizzy, you sometimes can't even see the help being offered to you.
This can lead to feelings of suicide and the thought that it would be easier if life were over. We can’t see our way out. It can also lead to avoidance strategies like using substances such as alcohol, drugs and overeating. Even things that may at first look healthy but turn into addictions such as over exercising, cleaning and controlling our environment too much, obsessive dieting leading to eating disorders, self care turning into social isolation etc.
Benefits of Treatment & Therapy for Depression
What to Expect From Therapy Sessions
At Mind Mode Psychology in Wollongong, we offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal skill development, Motivational Interviewing, Short term Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Supportive Therapy.
We provide a variety of therapies that might help you to understand yourself, your own fog, your needs and your values to help you regain a sense of who you want to be and how to get there.
If you're reading this and saying, "yeah I totally get that," then let me give you a neon sign in the fog: WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
Get in touch with our local team today to make an appointment.
Sometimes it's a fog, sometimes it's a storm, sometimes just a weight that won't go away, making it hard to breathe.
We're here to help.
Mind Mode Psychological Services
Wollongong | Campbelltown | Online
Level 2, Suite 1/310 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500 | Phone: (02) 4288 4667
11b Chamberlain Street, Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 | Phone (02) 7228 8388
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