Sailors’ Society Wellness at Sea – Emotional wellness and depression

Seafarers ‘wellbeing has been a priority for Standard Club in recent years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are proud to partner with the Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea program and have provided helpful advice and information over the past several months To share resources.

In this cycle, we will focus on emotional wellbeing and mental health, discuss recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness like depression and anxiety, and simple things that can help your mental health.

The pandemic has plunged the world into uncertainty, a driving force of strong emotions such as anger, fear, stress and worry. When combined with prolonged periods of adverse circumstances and environments, mental health problems become even worse for many of us.

Depression is the leading cause of mental health problems – and recognizing the signs is the first step to recovery.

Am I Depressed?
In the appendix below are some signs to look out for. Paying attention to the frequency of these symptoms can help you know if you should seek professional advice.

This test is not intended to diagnose you, but it does serve as a good reference for you to be aware of your mental landscape and to articulate why you are feeling the way you are. For further assessment or to speak to someone, the Sailors’ Society has a confidential hotline that you can call + 1-938-222-8181.

Stay tuned as more resources are regularly shared by the Standard Club and the Sailors’ Society.
Source: The Standard Club

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