Mental health has always been a complicated subject; it is an experience that differs from person to person, and even from day to day. Over the last few decades, we as a society have become more and more open to the idea that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. And while we’re not quite at the point where everybody seeks therapy and all companies allocate annual leave for “mental health days”, we are certainly on the right track.
If you’ve either noticed that your patterns of depression are creeping in, or believe you may be suffering from depression, the best thing you can do is be kind to yourself. If you can provide the best care for yourself in your darkest moments, you’ll find they don’t feel quite so dark.