Depression is generally not caused by a ‘single event’ but rather a combination of life events and lifestyle
factors that can affect each of us in different ways. Such as –
Death or loss of a loved one
Stressful Life Events
Bullying or abuse
Long term illnesses
Pregnancy or childbirth
Family History of addiction or mental illness
Poor sleeping habits
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Lack of Exercise
Not doing what you want to do
Hostile work/school/home environments
Lack of Experiences that excite you
While the possible causes can be many, it’s important to note that depression is a highly treatable condition.
Check out our pages on – A-Z’s of Self Help or Ask For Help for more information on how you can help improve your depression.