You Don’t Have to Face Your Depression Alone
It happens to the best of us. We have a terrible day, suffer a loss, or just get upset by the state of the world. Depending on your life, you may even feel like your life didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to, or that it lacks meaning. We all experience sadness in life, but when these feelings become overwhelming, debilitating, or chronic, you or a loved one may be suffering from depression. However, you do not have to face your challenges alone. At The Juniper Center, our mental health professionals are here to help you through difficult and challenging times.
What Causes Depression?
Occasional sadness is a natural part of life. However, for individuals grappling with depression disorders, their sadness becomes consuming, debilitating, and chronic. Depression is an emotional state during which an individual feels helpless, hopeless, lethargic, worthless, and unable to experience the things that once caused them joy. These feelings and emotions go beyond “having a bad day” or feeling sad. A person struggling with depression can not merely “work through it.” Depression requires help from a mental health professional.
During a depressive episode, our brain filters out positive thoughts and feelings clouding our rational thinking and focusing only on the negative. When left untreated, these depressive feelings and emotions can negatively impact your quality of life, happiness, and mental health.
Conquering Depression is Possible
Depression is extremely common. In fact, more than 16 million adults in the United States are diagnosed with depression each year. Therapy for depression is designed to target the problematic thoughts and negative behavioral patterns that develop over time. Over time, these negative thoughts can begin to loop and can become all-encompassing. Depression therapy can help individuals develop the coping mechanisms and the mindset needed to process their emotions positively. This also helps the brain to learn to process information in a more balanced way, often reducing depressive symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Depression
- Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or worthlessness
- Unusually low moods lasting for several weeks
- Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- Changes in weight or loss of appetite
- Loss of pleasure in activities that once provided joy
- Withdrawing and isolating from friends and family
- Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Helping You Live Your Best Life
At The Juniper Center, we understand it takes courage to ask for help, and you don’t have to face your fear alone. There is a life beyond your depression, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Using a combination of psychotherapy and medication, we empower our clients to manage and conquer their depression. Our team of mental health professionals leverages their extensive experience and training to create individualized treatment plans to help our clients reach their professional, personal, and mental health goals.
What matters to you, matters to us. Contact a member of our team to schedule your no-obligation consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey.