Develop the Skills to Overcome Depression & Lead a Satisfying Life
Often we aren’t aware of just how much we are holding inside until others start noticing something isn’t right. You aren’t your “old self.”
What is depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that extends beyond severe sadness and loss of interest. It is a mood disorder that casts a shadow over your moods, thoughts, and how you behave. If left untreated, depression can contribute to other issues, both emotional and physical.
Individuals suffering from depression report an inability to function in daily habits and go as far as contemplating life as too difficult to go on. The deep blues feel impossible to shake off, and the rational mind becomes incapable of solutions.
How do I know if I am depressed?
Sadness is a human emotion, just as much as happiness. Just because you feel sad doesn’t mean that you can conclude that you are depressed. The difference is when the feeling lasts for long periods – weeks or even months.
The signs and symptoms of depression might be:
- I feel hopeless, empty inside, and worthless
- I often have physical symptoms of headaches, back pain or chronic fatigue?
- I overeat or I’m not hungry.
- It’s hard for me to get out of bed in the morning,
- I withdraw from my partner, family or friends
Allow your internal struggle and isolation from depression begin to dissolve.
Mood dysregulation revealed by unrelenting sadness may be the sign most associated with depression. Still, the disorder can be reflected in impaired functioning in almost every body system, from sexual desire to pain perception.
How can a therapist help me with my depression symptoms?
At Behavioral Health Alliance, our therapists are trained and experienced to be a fully present, deep, active listeners. We hold the space for you to unpack all the thoughts that build up in your mind that need to be released.
Using a framework of cognitive behavioral therapy, we help you:
- recognize the triggers that cause depressed feelings.
- acquire coping skills to manage day-to-day
- reframe thoughts of gloom and doom into ones that feel better and that you can carry with you.
Give yourself that sense of relief and hope from depression.