How depression treatment centers save lives

Depression can lead to a number of life-threatening problems.  Depression treatment centers save lives because those who suffer from depression, and do not seek out help, commit suicide at a higher rate, have a more difficult time recovering from illness and injury, and just generally do not lead happy or fulfilling lives.

Many people do not understand the true nature of depression.  “Snap out of it” is what they say to those friends and family members who just seem to mope around the house every day.  What these people fail to understand is that people with depression cannot make their feelings go away.  If they could, they certainly would, because there are many unpleasant symptoms of depression, including:

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety and mood swings
  • Inability to focus on the task at hand
  • Irritability
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and their favorite activities.

Who is likely to get depression?

Depression affects millions of individuals of all ages and from all walks of life.  There are several types of individuals, however, who may be more susceptible to the illness:

  • Those with a family history of depression.  Scientists have found a genetic link with mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions.
  • Stress.  Stressful life events such as divorce, job loss or death of a loved one have all been known to trigger extended episodes of depression.
  • Low self-esteem.  Individuals who lack self-confidence or suffer from a bleak world view are among the most likely to develop problems with depression.  Low self-esteem issues can be found in almost anyone who suffers from extended bouts of depression.
  • Physical illness.  Individuals with cancer, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain and other serious illnesses are all prone to depression.  The insidious thing about this fact is that depression can actually impede recovery from these diseases and condition - weakening the immune system and making the symptoms harder to undertake.

What makes depression do dangerous?

In addition, individuals who suffer from depression are at a high risk for suicide and suicidal thoughts.  Depression carries with it feelings of hopelessness and despair.  The depressed individual will begin to isolate themselves even further, making the problem much worse.

How a depression treatment center can help

  • Counseling – The counseling professionals at a depression treatment center talk at length with their patients about the source of their depression, and help find proper coping strategies that allow the individual to overcome their illness.
  • Medication – Many depression treatment centers will utilized the latest in pharmaceuticals to help their patient counter-effect the impact depression is having on their lives.
  • Programs for better health and well-being – Finally, a large number of depression treatment programs will utilize physical, spiritual and holistic practices to help their patients.  At these centers, there is a profound understanding of the relationship between the mind and the body.  Meditation, yoga, nutrition counseling are all parts of these programs.

Contact Moonview Sanctuary today for more information about their Overcoming Personal Crisis programs for overcoming depression through holistic counseling methods.

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