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Most of us feel sad, discouraged, or “down” every now and then, but for some people, this mood does not go away. When a person feels like this for a month or more, it seems that every day is a hard day, it gets in the way of day-to-day life. Depression is much more than just a low mood. People who feel low most of the time may have an illness called depression. Often people with depression also experience constant worry (anxiety).
If you feel like you need help please contact us.
Our professionals work with you to enable your understanding of your current responses to issues and problems in how you feel, how you behave and how you relate to others. They can help you find different approaches and teach you how to apply those different approaches in your life.
It takes time and trust and as you are opening up about your most personal thoughts and feelings you have the right to expect your counsellor or therapist will take the time, have knowledge and effective therapies for your situation and want to build the trusting relationship with you.
There are lots of ways to describe not feeling right or feeling like life is going in the wrong direction. For Māori here is a great resource to help express some of the things we might experience.
And for those who live rural, feelings of depression may feel different as well. Here is another great resource to help make sense of those feelings.