By Julia Pearce
One in five adults are affected by depression. But why? Are we a generation of inherently sad individuals, or are our lifestyle choices dictating our moods? This article examines ten of the reasons why you might be feeling depressed…
- Grief and traumatic experiences: “Life is a rollercoaster”, as Ronan Keating so aptly put it. And with it, life brings various highs and lows, such as relationship difficulties, financial problems or the death of a family member. Some people will be more resilient to the ‘lows’ than others depending on our personality type. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify a particular event which might have left us feeling depressed, especially if we have buried our feelings for a long time.
- Having a lack of purpose: Research shows that focusing on meaningful goals can buffer the negative effects of stress and other grievances. Without a purpose, our