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Depression got you feeling down?

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” -Laurell K. Hamilton

“That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

These are only a few quotes people have used to try to describe what depression feels like. That is the thing with depression, sometimes it can feel overwhelming just to try to put words together to express what you are feeling and going through. A deep wound that never seems to heal, an impossibly dark hole, a sickness taking over your life—the experience can make you feel so lonely you may start to wonder if you are the only person in the world feeling this way. 

The good news is you are not alone! Here at 253 Therapy and Consult we do not expect you to “just get over it”. We know how debilitating depression can be and we are here to sit beside you even when you are in your darkest moments, to be that compassionate listening ear, and to help you gain tools to manage your symptoms. Although depression can look differently for everyone, clinicians have agreed upon a list of common symptoms related to depression:

-Persistent sad/low mood
-Feelings of hopelessness
-Feelings of irritability that seem to come out of nowhere
-Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
-Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities
-Decreased energy/fatigue
-Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
-Difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning
-Changes in appetite/losing or gaining significant weight over a brief period of time
-Digestive issues
-Suicide attempts or thoughts of death/suicide

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, help is available. Here at 253 Therapy and Consult we have immediate openings to address these issues with licensed counselors who have experience working with depression utilizing tools from specific modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and many more!

Take the first step in taking back your life—call today for a free consultation. 

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