You Don’t Have To Live With Depression
If you are suffering from depression you are not alone. This is a common ailment that can come on suddenly or gradually, but either way, it can rob you of your joy, hopes, and dreams, and can even be deadly.
If several of the following problems are making it difficult for you to function on a daily basis – to work, take care of things at home, or get along with people, then you may have some form of mood disorder commonly known as depression:
- Feelings of sadness, depression, or hopelessness
- Little interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy
- Social isolation and withdrawal
- Little appetite, or overeating
- Difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Feelings of irritability
- Thoughts of death or of hurting yourself or someone else
These feelings may last for weeks, months, or even years. They may be subtle and mild, making it only somewhat difficult to function, or they may be severe, making it extremely difficult to function.
Depression can become so serious that you may be having thoughts of suicide or other unpleasant and frightening thoughts. If so, you should immediately call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255, call 911, or go to your nearest hospital emergency department where trained professionals can provide further evaluation and treatment.
You don’t have to live with depression…help is available and you CAN get better!
Studies have shown that depression can be treated by certain medications called anti-depressants, as well as with psychotherapy, and often with a combination of medication and therapy. Sometimes therapy alone can significantly reduce or altogether eliminate the bothersome symptoms of depression. Do you want to experience renewed energy and motivation? Wouldn’t it be nice to get a good night’s rest and get back to a healthy eating pattern? Don’t you want that dark fog of depression to finally lift? Please reach out for help today and start on the road to recovery. Reclaim your hopes and dreams!
Immediate and affordable appointments are available at St. Petersburg Counseling by calling or emailing. Please contact us today.