Do you feel sad frequently, and have a hard time shaking it?
Does the world seem gray to you?
Do activities you used to love hold no interest anymore?
Depression is highly treatable, but many avoid treatment because of continuing stigma surrounding it. It’s common to feel embarrassment and shame when seeking help, which is more burden to carry with the other symptoms of depression.
Unlike grief, which is a normal and temporary period of overwhelming emotion, depression disrupts your day-to-day activities for longer than two weeks. If you’ve experienced trauma or anxiety in the past, you’re at a higher risk for depression. You may even have a biological predisposition to the disorder.
Depression is the number one cause of disability in America, affecting one in ten adults at some point in their lives, usually in the late teens and early twenties. The risk for becoming depressed is approximately seventeen percent, and it’s a little higher in women. Men are often less likely to seek help, and symptoms tend to manifest differently for men than for women. Women tend to express more sadness. Men tend to become agitated and frustrated.
At Lifestance Health, we understand that depression goes deeper than occasional sadness. Your daily life is interrupted, and you feel stuck. But now is the time to get help.
Over time, therapy for depression can help you:
- End the discomfort and hopelessness that comes with depression
- Feel good again
- Find passion in the activities you once loved
- Regain energy and lose the fatigue
- Heighten your self-esteem
- Rebuild relationships with loved ones
- Put a stop to crying spells and recover your sense of self
Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced and knowledgeable counselors, and regain your life without depression. We offer convenient evening, daytime, and weekend hours and accept many insurance plans to help you on your road to recovery.