No one wants to admit they may be depressed. But realizing and admitting you may suffer with depression is the first step towards healing. If you are depressed, you may feel completely alone, sad more than happy, insecure, hopeless, or filled with self-doubt. It’s common for most people to feel depressed at some point in their lives but some may experience deeper, longer-lasting periods of depression that can last months or even years. This is when it is time to seek professional help.
At Leyden, we provide a loving, warm, and nonjudgmental environment for your treatment. We know that this time in your life may seem like it can’t be worked through, but we want to help you see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Symptoms of Depression:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Excessive sleeping
- No motivation
- Low energy
- Crying for no reason
- Having a hard time concentrating
- Lack of appetite
- Feelings of sadness or feeling down for excessive periods of time
- Feeling hopeless or helpless
- Isolating yourself from friends and family
- Suicidal thoughts
When to Seek Professional Help:
- When the symptoms impair your everyday life, making it difficult to function
- When you aren’t experiencing joy
- When pain and/or problems are outweighing the good in your life
- When you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or have given up hope
- When you experience suicidal thoughts
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing mild to severe depression that may be situational, a biochemical imbalance, or both. Our professional and trained counselors will work to help you out of the feeling of despair and hopelessness and strive to help you find joy and hope. They will help you learn how to change your thought process to approach problems and difficult life experiences in a positive way so you can enjoy the rest of your life – with a fresh perspective. If you are taking medication for depression, combining counseling with medication may be more effective than medication alone.
The most important thing to know is depression is treatable.
Call us today at (630) 368-9100 so we can better understand your problem and help you set up an appointment. If you’d like us to call you,fill out our online contact form and one of our trained counselors will contact you. You’re in good hands with us at Leyden.