Sometimes the simplest activities—getting out of bed, bathing, and dressing—can feel impossible. Such struggles might make people feel helpless or alone. Even when something good happens, depression can cast a cloud of negativity over the experience. 

People with depression often feel anger, shame, and irritation. Sometimes these emotions can show up in the body as physically ailments.

Other times, depression causes people to feel emotionally “numb.” It is common for people to feel as if they never have energy. In severe cases, a person may not care if they live or die.

Counselling can help to understand the root of the depressed feelings, to learn strategies to change negative dialogue and destructive patterns, and to find ways to regain personal control over life.