Sadness is an emotion that we all experience at one point in our lives. These feelings can arise from occasional negative experiences, or they can arise just from the normal stress of the average everyday life. These feelings are typically fleeting though, and go away over time.
Depression is not the normal feelings of sadness, that occasionally come with day to day life. Depression is a sadness that is constantly holding individuals down and takes over their lives. For those suffering from depression, just functioning on a daily basis feel like an insurmountable task.
Some signs that you or a one you love might be suffering from depression include:
Displaying low self worth
Isolation from family and friends
Changes in appearance such as weight fluctuations or neglect in hygiene
Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Display of self harm behaviors
Talk of hopelessness, or dying
Sometimes depression can be provoked by misplaced emotions from past experiences or from traumatic events that cause our inner selves to shut down rather than to live and thrive. Whatever the exact cause may be, depression is a serious mental health condition that should not be left untreated.
Our practice offers individual counseling sessions where our clients can discuss the struggles they are dealing with, as well as set goals as part of their therapy.
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We all deserve a healthy and content life, and counseling can help.
Very important: if you are having immediate suicidal thoughts or thoughts regarding self harm, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
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