Per NAMI’s 2018 Findings:
17.7 million people are currently battling depression in the U.S.
Only 43.3% of these individuals received treatment in 2018.
Untreated depression places you at a 40% increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Feeling sad for “no particular reason”? Think you can’t seem to do anything right?
Trouble sleeping? Can’t concentrate?
No longer having fun with your favorite activities?
Depression is a mental state that can affect aspects of your life such as work, school, and interpersonal relationships. It can be defined as a change in mood with any of the following symptoms:
- “low” mood and/or irritability
- feeling worthless or hopeless
- trouble sleeping and/or fatigue
- losing or gaining weight
- disinterest in activities that you normally find entertaining
- difficulty concentrating
- thoughts of harming yourself
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or others, please reach out to hotlines or services in your area for immediate assistance.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
How can therapy help my depression?
Your therapist has been trained to assist with depression. They can work with you in creating a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and learning appropriate coping skills to return to the life you were meant to lead.
Working together, you and your therapist can:
- Process and work through past traumas that affect your current mental health
- Challenge negative beliefs about yourself
- Identify coping skills to alleviate depression symptoms