5 Things You Need To Know If You Are Depressed

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You Are Not Alone

Depression is the leading mental health diagnosis worldwide. Over 300 million people suffer from depression around the globe. Though your depression may be leaving you feeling isolated and disconnected in your thoughts, you are not alone. Even people without a diagnosable depressive condition experience depression. Chronic depression and major depressive disorder is common in all walks of life. To all those thoughts telling you that you are alone and the only one feeling this way– tell them they are not true. There are others, just like you, struggling with their emotions and working toward living their lives.

Depression Is Not A Weakness And It Is Not Your Fault

You are not weak for having a mental illness and you’ve done nothing wrong. Nobody “deserves” depression. Mental illness is not a punishment or a consequence. It is the result of an imbalance in the brain. Your depression is a highlight of your ability to feel a wide spectrum of emotions on a very deep level. You feel more than other people are able to feel. In many ways, depression can be a gift. You are forced to know yourself more than other people will be challenged to know themselves in their lives.

You Are At Risk

Depression is one of the most highly occurring mental health disorders with substance use disorders. Depression can feel inescapable which is why the elusive escape promised by abusing drugs and alcohol is so tempting. Depression can also increase chances of sickness, chronic illness, and suicide. Learn more about your depression, how to cope, and how to treat it so you can work to prevent these risks and live a quality life.

There Is Hope

You are not hopeless, no matter how hopeless you might feel. Depression may not have a “cure” but there are hundreds of treatments available to lessen the symptoms of depression. You are capable of living a happy, healthy, productive life.

Medications, treatments, therapies, and more is available to help with depression. Avalon By The Sea is a certified dual diagnosis treatment center, able to treat depression as a primary diagnosis. Our treatment center provides luxury and privacy so you can find serenity in your recovery. We are here to help you feel good again. For a confidential assessment or more information on our program, call 1 888-958-7511.

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