Have you been feeling less interest in your hobbies? Feeling cranky or less patient with loved ones? Having thoughts of ending your life or even just wanting to sleep and not wake up?
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 17 million U.S. adults—over 7% of the population—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. The disorder is the most common psychiatric disorder worldwide. In the US, about one in six people experiences a bout of clinical depression in their lifetime.
At Graceful Therapy we recognize treatment of depression is essential. People with untreated depression have a lower quality of life, higher risk of suicide, and worse physical outcomes if they have medical conditions in addition to depression. Depression affects not only the people with the disorder but also those around them. If you are experiencing low energy, irritability, lack of appetite, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness or worthlessness, you may be suffering from depression. We are here to help.
Depression is more than just feeling sad or tired. It can affect your ability to relate to others, perform at work, or even make you feel less inclined to do things that you once found joy doing. Depression can be a direct result of a life event or stressor, or it can feel like it comes out of the blue. Dark thoughts, shame, low motivation, frequent crying, and other symptoms persist for more than a few weeks. without improving, it is important to reach out for help.
Therapy is proven to reduce symptoms of depression and improve mental health. Clinicians at Graceful Therapy use interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and relationship counseling to reduce depressive symptoms. We will help determine modalities that work best for you and help connect you to additional resources. If you or a loved one is showing signs of depression, contact us today to schedule an appointment.