Winter Blues: How Can Meditation Combat Seasonal Depression (SAD)?
As temperatures begin to drop and daylight gets shorter, it’s not uncommon to feel down in the dumps. However, lethargy can often range from mild winter blues to seasonal episodes of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). But the good news is that meditation can help counteract the dampening of your mood. What Is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that you experience during particular seasons or times of the year. It’s common to be affected by changing seasons and weather, or to have times of year when you feel uncomfortable. But if your feelings are interfering with your everyday […]
Mindfulness-Based Interventions For Anxiety And Depression
We’ve asked the mental health experts to round up the best mindfulness based activities people with anxiety and depression can incorporate into their daily routine or use when they are feeling overwhelmed.
100 Days In Isolation: Me, Mental Health And Mind Games
A real life incident of a person who spent 100 days in isolation, while battling depression and anxiety.
What Is Depression?
Described simply, depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, motivation, feelings, and general sense of well-being. It often includes sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping.