Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders. The World Health Organization estimates that 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. While more common in women than men, it is the number one leading cause of disability. Depression can vary in severity, duration and the impact it can have on your life, left untreated there is greater risk of relapse.
If you suffer from ongoing pain that has lasted for upwards of 6 month, you are likely suffering from chronic pain.
1 in 5 Canadians are affected by chronic pain and the prevalence increases as we age. Unfortunately, for many people it can be difficult to understand how and why we experience chronic pain. Most importantly, many of us continue to seek out treatments to eliminate the pain and may experience a cycle of hope and despair as we go through a variety of treatments to "eliminate" the pain.
If you feel as though you cannot take another day of work you are not alone. Approximately 25% of working Canadians report being highly stressed. Reports of feeling "highly stressed" are more likely among those who work in management, professional or clerical services. Feeling stressed at work is related to increased absenteeism. Left unchecked, these symptoms can result in taking medical leave to address associated mental and physical health problems (Crompton, 2011).
Do you experience difficulties managing your relationships? Do others tell you that you're too sensitive? Do you try to avoid conflict but end up in conflicts anyways? Do you find it difficult to say what's on your mind? Do you freeze up in moments of disagreement with others? Do you find yourself getting easily angered by others? Do you feel dependent on others? If you said yes to these questions than you may be experiencing difficulties managing your interpersonal relationships.