Looking for depression help? The friendly team at In Mind Therapy can help you!
What is Depression?
Depression is a kind of extreme sadness, a feeling of disconnection from life and also a reduced enjoyment in the things you used to love in everyday life. Everyone goes through depression at some point in their life and it is not a weakness. The length and severity of the depression can vary according to the situation and the main cause of depression.
There are different types of depression. The symptoms for each can range from minor to very severe. The main types of depression are dysthymic disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder, seasonal affective disorder.
If someone has depression, they may show signs such as depressed mood, change in weight and appetite, loss in interest in activities they enjoy, sleeping too little or too much or even have some negative thoughts and everything seems overwhelming.
How to Help Someone with Depression
Firstly, it is crucial to realise they have an illness. You can’t help yourself out of depression. If they have not consulted a doctor or a health profession about the illness, encourage them to do so. It will help to have a diagnosis and talk about the treatment. Many people feel more comfortable talking to professionals about their issues, rather than family and close friends.
However, a person may not want to seek assistance. If this is the case, try to help them understand why you are concerned. If that doesn’t work, wait and try again later. Individuals with mental illness may feel stigmatised. Listen to them without judging them because they require your help.
If you are talking to someone with depression, ensure that you have the time and good headspace. Be prepared for a difficult conversation where you do not have the answers. It is also good to ensure you choose a comfortable place and appropriate time.
Treatment for Depression
Treatment can include therapy and medication. A mental care plan will help in the cost. People suffering depression feel unmotivated and need your support. You should find a mental health professional and accompany them if they want you to.
Encourage them to eat healthy food, drink less alcohol and do regular exercise to speed up their recovery. Support them in taking any prescribed medication. Many will start to feel better in at least two weeks, but it can take up to two months for antidepressants to be effective. Ensure they do not stop the medication when they feel better and talk to their doctor first.
Depression is Common
Depression is common and many suffer the symptoms alone for a long time. They fear others won’t understand what they are going through. On average one in five people will get depression at some point in their lives. Every family is affected.
Considering the most beneficial depression treatment, a trained professional should always be sought as part of the overall approach in handling the symptoms of this common condition. In Mind Therapy is one of the most trusted and leading practises which can help you.
In Mind Therapy
In Mind Therapy is an experienced organisation helping people suffering from depression and other related conditions. If you are not able to control your depression and the condition is affecting your day to day activities, here are some of the reasons you should seek for our counselling services:
Our Counsellors are Professional
In Mind Therapy’s depression help is of the highest quality because we focus on employing well-trained, qualified, and personable counsellors. You can rest assured your needs will be solved with experienced professionals who provide practical solutions for your depression.
We are Available 24/7
We offer counselling services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anytime you need our depression counselling services – during the day or night – you can connect with us by calling 1300 841 924, or through our Contact page, and your needs will be attended to quickly and safely.
Our Services are Affordable
In addition to guaranteeing you expert depression therapy services, In Mind Therapy won’t break your bank account! Check out our fees and rebates here.
If you want more depression help or just want to get in touch with depression counsellors, don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 841 924 for a free over-the-phone consultation.
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