Stop Depression From Ruling Your Life

Counselling can identify the cause of depression and build a roadmap to healing your pain.

Everyone occasionally feels sad or depressed. Often these feelings subside in a few days. For some people, however, these feelings can linger for weeks, months or even longer. For these people there is a strong possibility they are experiencing depression.

Fortunately, there are many therapies that can alleviate the symptoms and causes of depression. We work to identify the cause of your depression and tailor a plan designed to address your unique circumstance. Together, we will work towards alleviating your pain and and work towards creating the life you desire.

Is Depression Limiting Your Life?

The symptoms of depression can be debilitating

Depression is very painful and interferes with normal life, affecting not only you but your loved ones as well. Left untreated, the symptoms can continue for weeks, even years impacting not only our personal lives but your career as well.

Depression is Not a Sign of Weakness

Everyone occasionally feels sad or depressed

Some people see depression as a character flaw or a sign of weakness. This is not true. Many people suffer from depression. Also, depression can be caused by or co-exist with other illnesses such as PTSD, anxiety, OCD as well as alcohol and substance abuse.

Untreated Depression Can Worsen

Don’t wait to seek help

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Left untreated, depression can worsen and increase the risk for substance abuse, heart disease or suicide.

You Don’t Have to Live with Depression

Counselling can heal depression

Some people suffering from depression can often feel so overwhelmed by it that they feel stuck. Or, they feel that there is little they can do to find relief. This is not true. There are many effective therapeutic approaches available to heal depression.

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There is hope. You can live the life you desire!

We offer an integrated therapeutic approach and will tailor a program specifically to meet your needs. Don’t let depression stop you from living the life you desire. Call us today for your Free Phone Consultation to find out how we can help you.

Depression is very painful an interferes with normal life, affecting not only the person suffering from deprssion but those close to them. Depression is a common and serious illness that affects many people.

Unfortunately, in many cases people suffering from depression view the condition as a sign of weakness or feel so overwhelmed by it that they feel stuck or that there is little they can do to change. For this reason they do not seek treatment.

How do You Know if you or Someone You Love is Suffering from Depression?

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following:

  • RDifficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • RFatigue and decreased energy
  • RFeelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • RFeelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • RInsomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • RIrritability, restlessness
  • RLoss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
  • ROvereating or appetite loss.
  • RPersistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment.
  • RPersistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings.
  • RThoughts of suicide, suicide attempts.

Other Illnesses Linked to Depression

There other illnesses linked to depression. They can cause depression, appear before depression develops or be the consequence of outcome of depression. These illnesses can include any of the following:

Depression may co-exist with many medical illnesses as well. These can include: stroke, heart disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer and Parkinson Disease. People suffering from a medical condition plus depression typically experience more severe symptoms of the medical illness as well as depression.

Depression & Suicide

Depression carries a serious risk of suicide. Thoughts or statements about suicide should always be taken seriously and not ignored. If you or someone you know is thinking or talking about suicide, contact your nearest suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or call 911.

What are the Warning Signs of Depression with Suicide?

The signs and symptoms of suicide can vary by frequency and severity. However, any signs should be taken seriously and can include:

  • RTalking or thinking about death, suicide or killing oneself
  • RLosing interest in those things one used to love or care about
  • RStatements about being worthless, helpless or hopeless or that “things would be better if I wasn’t here”
  • RTempting fate by taking risks that could cause death such as driving recklessly or having a death wish
  • RA clinical depression that gets worse. Signs include: loss of interest, deep sadness, trouble eating and sleeping
  • RSuddenly changing from being very sad to appearing calm or happy
  • RPutting one’s affairs in order, preparing or changing a will, visiting people one cares about, etc.

What should you do if you or Someone you know is in Crisis?

  • RIf you or someone you know is in crisis seek assistance immediately
  • RIf you are in crisis, do not isolate yourself. Contact a friend, relative or your doctor immediately
  • RIf your friend is in crisis, do not leave them alone
  • RCall 911 or go to a hospital emergency room for immediate help. You can also ask a friend or family member to do this for you
  • RCall the suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Treatment for Depression

Depression can be treated and even those with severe illness can get better.

Untreated depression can worsen and increase the risk for substance abuse, suicide and heart disease.

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. First, contact their/your family doctor for an appointment and assessment. Then, once your medical evaluation has been completed, give me a call. Depression is treatable, there is hope.

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Depression Counselling Services in Vancouver

We are a team of Psychotherapists and Registered Clinical Counsellors who specializes in depression. Don’t suffer needlessly Contact us at our Vancouver counselling office to find out how we can help you.

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