Understanding depression and establishing a plan for healing
Depression is defined as a persistently sad mood that can impact a person’s physical and emotional well-being. Those experiencing depression may notice it affecting their work, relationships, hobbies, and more. Depression is not a weakness of character. It's a medical illness that can be treated as such.
There is hope and help for recovery. Psychotherapy, alternative therapies and psychiatric medications are all options to discuss with your counselor. Together you will form an effective depression treatment plan which allows healing to begin immediately. In the mean time, self-care for those struggling with depression is key to begin a healing process.