Living with Depression is very difficult and it may feel hopeless. There is hope. Depression comes from many different causes. Situational depression comes from life circumstances being difficult such as loss of a loved one, loss of a job, family and relationship conflicts, etc.
Even those who are genetically predisposed to depression or have a biochemical depression can find relief. The more we hold things inside, the less we talk about the things that are bothering us, the worse the depression will be. Depression’s root cause is most often a result of “bottled up or repressed emotions”.
Individual Counseling for Depression provides an opportunity to talk about the issues that are causing the depression; it offers an opportunity to get the feelings out that are strongly impacting the degree of depression you are suffering from. Depression is treatable, even if you are currently on medication for depression, there is a way to decrease the symptoms of depression. Many people can even eventually get off the antidepressant with the help of a good therapist.
Here are some symptoms of Depression:
- Feelings of Sadness
- Loss of energy/feeling tired
- Too much sleep or insomnia
- Feeling Listless
- Craving comfort foods/increased appetite
- Loss of Appetite
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- And more…
Please know you deserve to live a pain free, joy filled life and this is possible most of the time. Life does bring us situations that cause sadness and pain, but it doesn’t have to permeate your life. There is a light inside of you that wants to bring about healing for you. Allow yourself to be the Light you deserve to be.