When Women Become Depressed

Reketta Wright | September 14th, 2015
Reketta Wright

Reketta Wright

It would be safe to assume that everyone goes through some form of depression at one time or another in their life. Periods of sadness and hopelessness are very common as life is often challenging and unpredictable. However, what must be understood is that depression can quickly turn into a serious condition that can largely affect your social life, relationships, career, and sense of self-worth and purpose.

Depression is not a “one size fits all”. It may not look the same on one of your closest girlfriends as it does on your sister. Feelings of sadness and emptiness can overtake one’s life while your friend maybe experiencing overeating, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, and irritability. She’s aching, experiencing headaches, pain, and doesn’t even know where it’s coming from.

Oh yeah that’s depression, all of a sudden she’s loss interest in her favorite activities, feeling very tired, and not able to concentrate or remember special events or important dates. So, what’s happening? Depression has struck, but don’t worry it’s highly treatable through various means that might include therapy, lifestyle changes such as exercising daily, avoiding the urge to isolate, and carving out time for rest and relaxation, or medications.

Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day and draw on the support of others. Once you start feeling better make a commitment to yourself to stay emotionally healthy in your mind, body, and spirit. You deserve it!

Reketta Wright is a licensed therapist in private practice in Greensboro, whose practice focuses on psychological issues affecting individuals, couples, and families. Reketta treats a wide variety of disorders and has a special interest in issues affecting women. In addition to her practice, Reketta is a success coach and author. If you have questions or feedback for her, don’t hesitate to reach out to her via email at reketta@rekettacwright.com

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