HOLD UP: IT MIGHT NOT BE A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE
There are other things that could be making you feel off
LACK OF SLEEP When you’re tired, your body loses some of its ability to regulate emotions. Try to get eight hours of sleep a night.
SICKNESS You’re exhausted and you have no desire to eat? You may be coming down with something. See a doctor.
HORMONES Your mood can undergo normal luctuations because of what’s going on in your body. Have a family history of PMS? You may be especially sensitive to the changes. Ask a gynae for advice.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION Hormone-based birth control could be a culprit. ADHD drugs are also known to impact mood. You have to let your doc know what’s up.
ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE These aect your brain’s neurotransmitters and can make you feel low. Need help quitting? Talk to your family. If you don’t want to talk to someone close to you, contact Narcotics Anonymous (Na.org.za) for advice.