Signs to look for include feeling uninspired by everything, struggling more than usual to get out of bed, or suffering from insomnia, feeling constantly irritable or apathetic and having difficulty concentrating, remembering details or making decisions. If this sounds like you or someone you know, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. You can contact an organisation like Beyond Blue (www.beyondblue.org.au) or speak to your health professional, or just someone you trust.
The first step to feeling better is sharing how you feel.
Written by Ruth Tongue