Do I Have Depression?
Are you having trouble concentrating or having difficulty completing easy tasks? Do you feel lonely, hopeless or helpless? Are you struggling with low self-worth or lack of confidence? Are you having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much? Are you sad most of the time and can’t figure out why? Are you drinking more alcohol than normal? Are you having thoughts that life doesn’t matter? Maybe you’re isolating yourself from friends and family? Do you feel sad about things you have said or done and wish you could take them back? If you have answered “yes” to more than one of these questions — or consistently battle with feelings of worthlessness, rejection and a pessimistic outlook about your life or the people around you – you may be depressed.
You Are Not Alone
Believe it or not, everyone experiences the “blues” from time to time. In fact, it is a normal part of life. When you think about all of life’s stressors such as losing your job, losing a close friend or family member, or dealing with a wayward child, you have reason to feel temporarily weighed down.
But, when you are constantly struggling with periods of sadness, hopelessness, low self-esteem, loneliness, or lack of enthusiasm about your life, these are all tell-tale signs that you may have a more serious condition called depression. Depression and low self-esteem usually work hand-in-hand, and are probably the most common mental health issues that people deal with on a daily basis. Men, women and children in practically every age group and in every ethnic group deal with some form of depression and low self-esteem.
Do not wait until your depression overtakes you. Seek treatment for your depression today. We are here to help you regain control of your life. Moreover, depression treatment, can help you identify what you are feeling; understand the root cause of your depression and low self-esteem. You will work collaboratively with your therapist so that you can experience a happier, higher quality of life. Your emotional well-being is our primary concern.
We Understand Your Depression and Your Pain
Often times, when you are depressed, you may display hallmark emotional symptoms such as thoughts of suicide, anxiety, or excessive crying, as well as physical ailments such as exhaustion or fatigue, diarrhea, stomach pain or headaches. Either way, your emotional instability coupled with your physical pain can be difficult to manage — and even sometimes hard to communicate to your loved ones. Nonetheless, you do not have to struggle alone. Your life is worth every second of our time.
Therpists at Begin Counseling have helped individuals just like you learn to manage and overcome depression and issues of low self-esteem by providing effective treatment. We work with adults and adolescents with mild to the most serious depressive disorders. After spending time in therapy, clients are able to find an inner peace to once again experience the joys of life.
You'll find therapists at Begin Within Counseling to be compassionate about your overall mental, physical and emotional wellness. We are committed to helping you to finding solutions to help you regain control of your life.
Healing Begins Within
Many times, people look to others to find answers to their problems. At Begin Within Counseling, we believe that the answers to many of your problems lie within you. Depression treatment will help you gain the courage to trust your first mind and know that you have what it takes to resolve your own issues.
If Not Now, When?
Because we have dealt with various types of depressive disorders, we understand how depression can literally interrupt your day-to-day activities and alienate you from your friends and family. One of the biggest concerns that many clients have about receiving help from a mental health professional is the fear of what others may think. As quiet as it’s kept, many individuals – with or without issues of depression or low self-esteem – have admitted that they have needed professional help to cope with life’s pressures at one time or another. In other words, we all have our problems and we all can use someone to talk to occassionally. However, there are times when only the help of a professional will do. A qualified mental health professional can help you regain control of your emotions by helping you sort through your mental challenges.
Do not suffer any longer. Call today and we will help you work through your depression. At Begin Within Counseling we create a safe and comfortable atmosphere for clients to talk about their issues. Sessions always begin with us getting to know and understand you. We are committed to improving the overall health and wellness of every individual that walks through our door.
Sharon - Learn Healthy Ways to Manage Depression Symptoms
For more years than she’d like to admit, 52-year old Sharon had been depressed. She described it as a dark cloud following her every move. She struggled to get through her daily responsibilities. Activities that might take most of us a few minutes to do took her hours to complete. Sharon lived in the land of negativity; she was overcome with racing thoughts. In some ways, Sharon thought living with depression was her fate because she witnessed her mother suffer for years without treatment.
Insomnia, irritability, crying spells, excessive appetite, and forgetfulness were familiar symptoms to Sharon. As hard as she tried, it was difficult for her to have more than an occasional week of feeling good before the symptoms returned. She would make up excuses to family and friends as to why she could not spend time with them. Over time, they started to pull away which made it easy for Sharon to isolate.
In addition, activities that she at one time enjoyed were no longer filling her calendar. She gained weight and started to soothe herself with a couple glasses of wine. Eventually, a couple of glasses of wine turned into too many glasses of wine. The last thing Sharon wanted was for her husband and close friends to know of the volume of her drinking. It was her fear of being found out that compelled her to seek professional help for the depression.
Sharon used alcohol to cope – you might use something else. She learned healthy ways to manage her symptoms and started to enjoy life again. If you can relate to her story then it might be time for you to seek professional help. There is no need for you to suffer through depression alone. A licensed mental health professional at Begin Within Counseling is prepared to help you.
(The name of the individual in the following story about depression has been changed for privacy purposes)