Wellness Check

Good afternoon my follow Millionaire in Training in today blog I show you a glimpse in my world right now the struggle that we as a family are facing since Alex was laid off from his Winter plowing job.

It has a week since we receive the news that Alex was going to be laid off and I was ok with that because I knew that we had been building up the emergency account just in case of job loss and do not forget I went out on a surgery beginning of February and have not been clear to return about to work so as you can imagine having to be strong for all five children and provide for them during this time . Remember to always check out my newest ebook at https://payhip.com/TreasuredInkBlots

Like I said we have just about a month of emergency saving which is not much to live off from but I will be going back to work within a week so the short tapping into the emergency full will be short-lived.

Alex is taking the hardest because he already suffers from Depression since childhood so let talk about Depression.

What is Depression -Depression is a very much a medical condition that causes feeling like loss of interest in thing you used to enjoy like gaming was one Alex favorite past time and lately he lost interest in and these feeling do not just away without a little help along the way and depression does interfere with your daily life . Depression may be caused by changes in brain chemicals that affect your mood.

So what can cause or help increase your risk for depression?

1-Stressful events such as the death of a loved one, unemployment, or divorce
2-A family history of depression
3-A chronic medical condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer
4-Drug or alcohol abuse

What are the signs and symptoms of depression?
Appetite changes, or weight gain or loss
Trouble going to sleep or staying asleep or sleeping too much
Fatigue or lack of energy
Feeling restless, irritable, or withdrawn
Feeling worthless, hopeless, discouraged, or guilty
Trouble concentrating, remembering things, doing daily tasks, or making decisions
Thoughts about hurting or killing yourself

How is depression diagnosed?

You should make a doctor appointment and at the appointment, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and how long you have had them. Then they are going to ask about a family member with depression. This very important to honest with them about it because it helps you to get the right treatment. And you should also tell the doctor about a change in life like a stressful event or any other health conditions or medicines you might be taking.

How is depression treated?

Therapy- is the start of the recovery program and may be used with medicine. In therapy is a way for you to talk about the feeling that you are feeling and what might be causing you these feeling. There a couple of different type of therapy that can be done alone or in a group. It may also with a family setting or a spouse in the room.

antidepressant- medicine may be given to relieve depression. You may need to take this medicine for several weeks before you begin to feel better. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects or problems you have with your medicine. The type or amount of medicine may need to be changed.

What are some way to help manage depression –

1- Start excised for active for 30 minutes 3 to 5 days a week because of it a proven fact that regular activity will help relieve depression and talk to your doctor about developing a plan for excised and ask someone to join you.

2- Start by creating a regular sleep schedule – Having a routine will have you relax before bed listen to soft music, read or do yoga. Try to go to bed at the same time at night and get up at the same time every day. Sleep is very important to your overall health.

Eat a good balance of healthy foods. What is healthy food they are fruits and, vegetables, whole -grain bread, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and cooked beans?

A healthy meal plan is low in fat, salt, and low sugar

Do not drink alcohol or use drugs. Alcohol and drugs can make depression worse. Talk to your therapist or doctor if you need help quitting.

The following resources are available at any time to help you if needed:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

For a list of international numbers: https://save.org/find-
help/international-resources/

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

You think about harming yourself or someone else.
You have done something on purpose to hurt yourself.

When should I call my therapist or doctor?
Your symptoms do not improve.
You cannot make it to your next appointment.
You have new symptoms.
You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Depression is nothing to take lightly and in my case, Alex was a trigger but a job loss.

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