Local commissioners and providers of healthcare have a responsibility to enable the guideline to be applied when individual professionals and people using services wish to use it. They should do so in the context of local and national priorities for funding and developing services, and in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to reduce health inequalities. Nothing in this guideline should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with complying with those duties.
Cognitive-behavioral treatment counseling (CBT) is another highly effective practical stress management technique than can be learned very quickly. It often does wonders. CBT is very different from standard psychotherapies, emphasizing practical skills for handling stresses and not over-reacting. ). Most people who are ill tend to fall into frustration’s mental traps–making mountains out of molehills, seeing the glass half-empty; feeling helpless and losing hope. Fortunately, once we realize how this happens, we can quickly master simple “mental tricks” that quickly put our thoughts and feelings into a more constructive mode.
Feeling depressed – tired, miserable, sad and uninterested in life for long periods – is a human vulnerability. It can happen to anyone. When it strikes it affects your sleep, physical health, sexual desire, power of concentration, thinking and ability to empathise with others. Typically depressed people wake up exhausted and unmotivated. The more severe these symptoms are the more difficult normal daily activities become and life begins to feel meaningless. On average, 15% of people who repeatedly sink into a depressed state have an increased risk of suicide .