Depression can be exhausting. It can feel physically impossible to get out of bed in the morning and seem like you’ve fallen into this dark hole, where happiness no longer exists. Going about your daily routine can feel challenging due mental fogginess and difficulty thinking clearly. You may find it hard to make even the smallest decisions and recall basic information. This, combined with decreased motivation and energy levels, can result in procrastinating or avoiding tasks altogether.
Your loved ones may have noticed a change, in some cases even before you did. Maybe they expressed concern about you suddenly having a short temper or appearing withdrawn.
Depression can "look" different for everyone. Some people appear happy to others, but suffer silently. Some struggle to get out of bed in the morning. Some battle suicidal thoughts. If you or a loved one are currently contemplating suicide, please contact 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now at (800) 273-8255.
It can be hard to take that first step to seek support. Oftentimes, it can feel hopeless during a depressive episode, but it is not. Help is available. Research has shown therapy to be equally, and in some cases more effective than medication in treating depression. And, for clients taking medications, the addition of therapy has been shown to increase the effectiveness of medications alone in relieving depressive symptoms. Don't keep suffering. Take the first step today by clicking the button below.