Are You Depressed?
Hang on - Don't Give Up
If you answered yes, you probably have suffered intensely for quite sometime but you want to get better. My heart goes out to you and I encourage you to trust that there is a way out - you can feel better.
Unfortunately, in our society you may receive more sympathy if you break an arm or leg than what you will receive if you are depressed. With depression friends, family and co-workers can't see a cast as with a broken limb. But looks are deceiving as depression can typically be much more serious than a broken bone if left untreated.
Depending on it's severity, people suffering from depression experience many consequences beyond the immediate symptoms of:
Unfortunately, depression takes on a spiraling effect as you might imagine. The guilt from not keeping up with employer demands, family life, social expectations, managing day to day responsibilities, including basic hygiene, has a cumulative effect that causes feelings of hopelessness.
People with depression often use problem solving strategies that result in new problems like drug, alcohol and food addiction. What the depressed person turned to for symptom relief turns against them and now their depression increases as does their tolerance for addictive substances.
there is a way out
People do recover from addiction and depression to go on and lead fulfilled lives. Professional counseling is a crucial first step to begin your journey towards feeling better.
Call or text 614-354-6962 to schedule your first session or schedule online. Just go to the SCHEDULE tab and click on "BOOK NOW."
THERE IS HELP FOR DEPRESSION.
Depression doesn't have to be a life sentence. Often times with depression there is a sense of personal failure that says somehow I should be able to pull myself out of this mess. Please understand that depression has a biological component and is visible in brain imaging technologies.** Other influencers in addition to biological, include grief & loss, (especially if sudden and/or cumulative), history of trauma, genetic, environmental, and psychological. You may remember a time that you or your loved one was not depressed. For others, they look back on their life and see that depression has followed them in various degrees and patterns for as long as they can remember. Believe it or not, your life is waiting for you as soon as you take the first step towards healing. It doesn't have to be a giant step either as with depression giant steps are rarely possible. Pick up the phone and call for help. Call / Text 614-354-6962
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY HELPS?
There are several research based methods that you can benefit from and begin feeling relief from your depression. Here is a list of some of the therapies often used in combination to treat depression:
*For more detailed information on depression visit the National Institute of Mental Health
For a free fact sheet on depression in it's various forms and a local free support group in Columbus, Ohio visit Mental Health America
**f you need to talk to someone right now call the 24hr suicide hotline 800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Services or contact Netcare 614-276-2273, if you or a loved one are in danger of hurting yourself or others call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Special help just for men: mantherapy.org
Help for veterans and their families cdn.familyofheroes.com/006/