Most people will experience feeling low at some point in their life, this can be caused by bereavement, a relationship breakdown, stress, work related issues or bullying to name a few. Others may feel low without a reason for it.
Symptoms of feeling low
- Feeling anxious
- Feeling tired
- Having a low self esteem
- Feeling angry or frustrated
Symptoms of a low mood should generally lift after a few days or weeks, however if the symptoms persist for longer than this it could be a sign of depression.
Symptoms of Depression
- Feeling low for 2 weeks or more
- Getting no enjoyment out of life
- A feeling of hopelessness
- Feeling tired and having no energy
- Being unable to concentrate on everyday tasks
- Sleeping more than usual or getting no sleep at all
- Some may experience suicidal thoughts or consider self harming
When to seek help
If the symptoms persist contact your local GP or NHS 111. Alternatively contact Glasgow University Counselling Services
Support Groups in Glasgow
- Time Out Scotland Tel: 0141 332 2444
- Depression Meet Ups in Glasgow
Self help tips for coping with Low Feelings
- Take care of yourself by eating healthily and practising good hygiene
- Keep yourself active both physically and mentally. Go for a short walk or do a puzzle.
- Treat yourself. This doesn’t have to involve spending money, you could go for a long bath, watch a movie or spend time doing something you enjoy.
- Get in touch with friends or family. If you don’t want to see them in person send a message or an email this could lift your day and theirs too.
- If you don’t feel ready to go to a support group join an online support group