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Depression

Counselling Services for Waterloo Region

 
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
— BrenĂ© Brown

Depression can range from debilitating sadness to a constant, flat feeling. It can impact our appetite, sleeping habits, ability to enjoy activities, motivation, attention/focus, and even our willingness to live. 

It can be situational (like after a break-up or the death of a loved one) or it can take up constant residency, offering little reprieve. It often leaves us feeling helpless as it impacts our sense of hope or belief in the possibility of change.

As we try to manage these feelings, we might find ourselves using coping strategies that work in the short-term but end up hurting us in the long run. Whether it is by isolating ourselves, drinking excessively, engaging in self-harm, or binge eating, we try to find ways that allow us to get past these painful moments.

While it can feel impossible to find our footing when in the grips of depression, counselling can offer the chance to put healthy coping strategies in place and address the root causes of these feelings. 

If you are feeling the impacts of depression and would like to try counselling, feel free to reach out for further information.

community resources

Queen Street Yoga: A yoga studio that offers workshops for anxiety and depression.

CMHA: The association offers several self-help and peer support groups for anxiety and depression.