Is it a daily struggle to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you have difficulty being motivated or prepared to go about your day, whether that means taking care of your children, making plans with friends, or performing at work? Do you see the world through dark-tinted glasses and experience little joy in life? Do you feel hopeless and alone?
You are not alone if you are struggling with depression – it affects over 3 million people in the United States each year. Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to take the steps that will help you to feel better. Sometimes, just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like exercising or spending time with friends, can seem exhausting or impossible to put into action.
Depression impacts your relationships, sleep quality, concentration, appetite, work functioning, and overall enjoyment and satisfaction. That is why it is important to identify depression and seek treatment. Therapy is a vital tool for managing depression. Since there is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment modality for depression, Sue Shepard, MFT will work hand-in-hand with you to create a safe space for healing and recovery.
IMPORTANT*** If you are actively suicidal at this moment, please call 911 for emergency care or check yourself into an emergency room. If you struggle with thoughts of suicide, you may also find support by calling the NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE at 800-273-8255 (available 24 hours a day).