It is natural for all of us to at times feel anxious and helpless, but sometimes situations become too overwhelming and our coping abilities fall short. When this happens, our bodies can show physical signs of anxiety and depression.
Sandra (not actual name) feels anxious. She is not able to eat and sleep properly, often loses focus and easily breaks down in tears. Her mother is in a critical condition but Sandra is unable to visit her due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Sandra is experiencing depression, anxiety and mood swings because she feels helpless in dealing with her situation. Some of the techniques and approaches that were used to help Sandra are mindfulness-based techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
When emotional stress turns into physical symptoms, such as a loss of appetite or overwhelming feelings of tiredness, this could be a strong sign of Anxiety or Depression.
Both of these mental health illnesses have the ability to drastically affect a sufferer’s home life, relationships, as well as career. Depression and anxiety can greatly reduce a person’s ability to live a happy life on a day-to-day basis.
If you are suffering from depression and/or anxiety, or if someone you care about is struggling with these mental health illnesses, do not hesitate to reach out and contact our trusted and professional team at BlankSlate Counselling for assistance with recovering from depression and anxiety.