Imagine the following:
You wake up one morning, and you immediately feel exhausted. You kept tossing and turning last night, and you haven’t been able to get the sleep you needed for weeks. You get up, and struggle to get yourself together before you go to work. Your mind feels dulled. Your body aches, and you wish you could stay in bed forever. Your best friend of 10 years calls you to meet up, but even that seems to take more energy from you than you have. You just want to stay home and cry. You begin to ponder how this all started.
Childhood depression is real and can linger into adulthood if not taken care of. Take a moment to really consider when the symptoms of your depression began – was it back in your childhood years? If you had a family that wasn’t as in-tune to what you were going through, you likely never received the help that you needed when you were a child. Symptoms of depression can show up in many ways, including:
- Sleep disturbances, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Changes in eating patterns
- Depressed or irritable mood
- Frequent crying or anger outbursts
- Feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem
- Loss of energy and frequent aches
- Mood swings and no longer an interest to do activities that you once enjoyed
- Suicidal ideation
Depression can run in families, and you had an even higher risk of developing it if someone in your near family had it as well. You may feel upset that many years went by and you didn’t “notice” that something was wrong. You may have lost some close friends, family, or a significant other because of depression’s demands for isolation. No matter your circumstance, depression is treatable, and it all starts now.
Speak with someone from a reputable treatment center to learn more about residential and outpatient programs. Treatment programs are invaluable because they give you the social support network that you need to move forward with your life while you develop the tools necessary to better manage your symptoms. Medication may be involved, in addition to therapy and holistic treatment activities such as meditation and yoga to help you balance out your mind, body, and spirit. It’s never too late to seek the help you need. Start today.
Therapy is a primary component of treatment for rehabilitation from a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder. Attending treatment with certified clinicians and counselors is critical for a full recovery. At one of New Vista Behavioral Health’s treatment providers, you are receiving exceptional care, held to a higher standard. Our programs result in better outcomes, ensuring a better recovery. For information call us today: 888-316-3665.