Depression making you tired, apathetic, numb or just plain blah?
Do you feel like you’re looking out through a fog, or hiding who you really are from others?
Does life sometimes seem like more trouble than it’s worth?
You may have lost touch with the people and activities you used to care about.
If you often feel tearful or listless, you don’t have to put up with it. There really is more to life, although you may not remember that right now.
When you stop doing the things you used to enjoy, isolating yourself and avoiding people, you’re in a downward spiral that can take a long time to improve on its own.
It’s quite a trap:hopelessness and the feeling that nothing will ever get better is part of the problem. This sensation then prevents you from taking the actions you need to bounce back.
In any 2 week period, about 5-7% of the population is experiencing depression; this means at least 1 in 20 people is having trouble doing the things they need to do in day-to-day life, working and dealing with relationships.
Unfortunately, less than one-third of people with depression make use of any kind of help.
But real help is available. And you’re not alone, by any means.
Many people have walked through this and come out on the other side.
You don’t have to take medication if you don’t want to, and in fact, you may be surprised at how quickly you can begin to regain your energy and positive feelings, once you’re on the right track.
No matter how mild or severe your problems, you shouldn’t have to just tough it out by yourself.
People are finally starting to seek help for feelings like this because there are actually many tactics to use to combat depressed feelings. We’re beginning to recognize that effective help can decrease the intensity and shorten the duration of episodes of depressed feelings.
If you or someone you care about is depressed, you owe it to yourself to look into your options and see if you can get any relief from your burden.
Please contact us and we’ll discuss how we might help by addressing your particular concerns. Then if you’d like to find a counselor who meets your needs, we can offer some recommendations. Just give us a call- real people answer our phone during the day-or send an email, and we’ll get back to you promptly. (All you have to lose is the weight of the world off your shoulders.)