Mid life crisis and depression
Mid life crisis is the term given to the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that appear to develop somewhere between the mid forties to mid fifties. It occurs in both men and women but is often talked about more in men.? Despite the simplistic phrases given to this period of life like ‘Oh, it’s just a midlife crisis!’, the sufferer may find their predicament highly alarming, confusing and lonely. Without the opportunity to be taken seriously or have a sympathetic person help make sense of their life and choices at this time, it can lead to depression.
A mid life crisis that is trivialised or criticised, does little to help the sufferer. I encourage people facing this situation, to dare to address the questions and choices they have been unwilling to. A midlife crisis can be an opportunity to ensure the rest of your life can be the best of your life – for you and the people around you.