We understand you may be hurting. You may feel alone, suffering under an unbearable sense of grief, sadness, hopelessness, or isolation. But you are not alone.
In the United States, 16 million Americans battle depression every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Those with depression are fighting against persistent feelings of loneliness, pessimism, and worthlessness that cause normal daily interaction with family and friends to seem daunting.
Depression affects everyone differently, but thankfully it’s treatable. In our residential treatment and outpatient treatment programs, we provide the effective treatment needed to ensure sustained recovery.
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Without the proper depression treatment, the frequency and severity of depression often increase over time, lasting from weeks to a few months to many years. It may be challenging for those with depression to take action to help themselves, but gaining awareness and learning to identify depression through treatment can start the recovery process.
Effective depression treatment can take on many combinations of individual and group therapies, antidepressant medication, dietary alterations, exercise, and mind/body approaches to healing. At Clearview, an initial comprehensive evaluation enables us to understand the needs of our clients and how best to treat their depression.
Treatment for depression requires comprehensive care, an active client-clinician connection, and ongoing support. During our depression residential treatment and outpatient treatment programs, Clearview’s expert staff ensures that clients receive the individualized support needed to have the best chance at sustaining long-term recovery.
Additionally, depression often co-occurs with drug and alcohol addiction. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction along with depression, our specialized dual diagnosis treatment program will address both disorders.
If you or a loved one is struggling, take that first step today to regaining control of your self-identity and breaking the cycle of depression.
Yes. Taking control of your depression takes time, and small steps can often make big differences. Trying a few of the steps listed below may help alleviate some of your depression symptoms:
- Try to see a professional as soon as possible
- Try to be active and exercise
- Go to a movie, concert, sporting event, or activity that you once enjoyed
- Join a local sports league, volunteer in the community, or find a group of interest
- Set realistic goals for yourself and break up large tasks into small ones, setting priorities and doing what you can as you can
- Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative
- Treat yourself to your favorite food or dessert
- Eliminate clutter or donate unused items to charity to create a refreshed sense of space
- Adopt a pet in need
- Make funny faces in a mirror or practice smiling
- Make dietary changes incorporating more fruits and vegetables