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Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard.

 

Depression is a debilitating mood disorder. Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness can be intense and unrelenting. No matter how you experience depression, left untreated it can become a serious condition.

 

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel; the way you think and how you act. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults and is among the most treatable of mental disorders.

 

You may think if you give it time, you’ll snap out of it. Sometimes depression has a biological cause and like other medical conditions, it often requires treatment to control or heal it. With proper diagnosis and treatment, the vast majority of people with depression will overcome it. – WebMD.

 

Talking to a doctor about your own mental health can be difficult. It may be hard to talk about painful subjects in therapy. Your doctor is there to help you with your physical as well as your mental health.

 

Reasons for avoiding medical care vary:

 

You may feel: “I don’t want to take medication; I don’t like taking pills or I don’t think talking about it helps”.  Most people don’t understand the benefits antidepressants have to offer. Brain chemistry may contribute to an individual’s depression and may factor into treatment.

 

Individual (Talk) Therapy is well-known for its problem-solving techniques and reputation as a tool for overcoming anxiety, depression and addiction. – Huffington Post. The benefits of therapy extend far beyond periods of crisis and debilitating symptoms, it is a different perception/option for making life-changing decisions.

 

Perspective makes the impossible, possible. If you think, “The world is a better place without you.” You are so wrong! Even when you think the sun does not shine in your life – negative thinking is like having a filter/lens over how you view life. Once removed you see things completely different.  Seek the healing medical attention that you need.

 

Whatever is difficult now; whatever seems impossible now; will change.

 

EASE has counselors if you want to talk 800-882-1341.

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