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DEMCO Wants You To Know.....

Depression hurts.

We often pair this mental illness with emotional pain like sadness, crying, and feelings of hopelessness, research shows that depression can manifest as physical pain, also.

The most common symptom of depression is a feeling of sadness or emptiness that lasts for more than two weeks. A person may describe this symptom as a feeling of “hopelessness.” They may feel as if life will not get better and that this intense level of sadness will last forever.

Depression brings a loss of energy or feeling tired much of the time. It also adds problems concentrating or making decisions. feelings of worthlessness or excessive, inappropriate guilt. thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide plans or attempts.

There's no single cause of depression. It can occur for a variety of reasons and it has many different triggers. For some people, an upsetting or stressful life event, such as bereavement, divorce, illness, redundancy, and job or money worries, can be the cause. Different causes can often combine to trigger depression.

Long-term depression has disastrous effects on the skin because the chemicals associated with the condition can prevent your body from repairing inflammation in cells. "These hormones affect sleep, which will show on our faces in the form of baggy, puffy eyes and a dull or lifeless complexion,"

Depression has been in control long enough, it is time to fight back!

Exercise can be an effective way to alleviate depression symptoms by boosting levels of feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain and providing psychological benefits such as increased self-esteem and self-efficacy.

Studies have shown that exercising for at least one hour per week at a moderate intensity can help to reduce the risk of developing depression.

Take a run for a natural mood enhancement. Lift some weights to improve your mood.

Regular walking can assist in easing the blues.

Go outside and get a healthy dose of sunshine. Build a garden, teach a class.

Here are some depression symptoms you may notice.

  • Abusing alcohol or drugs, JUST SAY NO!

  • Picking fights or being irritable, critical, or mean

  • Withdrawing from family and friends

  • Having trouble at work, school, or home

  • Problems concentrating, making decisions, or remembering

  • Talking suddenly about separation or divorce

  • Complaining of physical aches and pains

  • Eating too little or too much

  • Sleeping too much or too little

  • Talking very negatively or expressing hopelessness

  • Acting without concern for others

Say yes to living a good life, drug, and substance free. Shut down Depression.

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