There is hope.
“The sun never quits shining. Sometimes, clouds just get in the way.” -Unknown
Depression is a treatable mental health condition.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 17.3 millions of adults in the US have experienced symptoms of depression.
Common painful challenges are pervasive sense of hopelessness, sadness and loss of interest.
Typically, we didn’t start out with depression, perhaps sadness came here and there, but was manageable.
With depression, there is a turning point.
Typically, it’s hard to wake up. We smile awkwardly while quietly hoping someone notices. We get by the bare minimum.
We reach a point of withdrawal from the present, people and even ourselves.
There is hope.
Counseling and treatment options focus on providing relief and guidance.
At times, depression symptoms evolved from having high amounts of stress both external and internal.
For example, external factors could be things such as a negative environment, difficult relationships or adverse life experiences.
On the other hand, internal factors may be biological factors or continues and intense negative self-talk.
Because research continues and evolves, there are so many new and innovative ways, techniques, and resources available.
With the support of a professional mental health counselor, you can explore, learn and discover new ways to cope with symptoms of depression.
There is a way to move on.
Major Depression. (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2020, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml