That term alone conjures up grainy, black and white images of 1930’s America. Endless lines at a soup kitchen filled with weary souls in need of sustenance with a side order of hope. History reminds us that the greatest economic downturn in the industrialized world, which lasted a decade, began with the stock market crash in 1929.
There were some problems leading up to the crash; small indicators that pointed to a catastrophic issue on the horizon. But the average investor, and even some professionals, chose to ignore those indicators. The prevailing thought process was, ‘Sure it’s a little rough right now, but it’s not so bad. Nothing we can’t handle.’
Maybe that’s how you feel about your current bout with depression.
‘It’s not so bad,’ you think to yourself. ‘Sure, I have been blue lately but it is nothing I can’t handle.’ It seems as if you are waiting for a big, cataclysmic life-crash to signify that your depression has reached the point where you need to seek outside assistance to find relief. That thought process is like waiting until your cold progresses from bronchitis into pneumonia before going in for a check-up.
Lately you’ve been feeling confused, isolated, and lonely. Even though you crave relationships, you find yourself avoiding social gatherings. Or, when you do spend time with close friends or family, you feel like an outsider. These symptoms of depression are the early indicators that are clamoring for your attention and need to be addressed. Now.
You are not alone in how you feel. Depression is more common than Diabetes, AIDS, and Cancer combined. Because it is so prevalent, there are many resources and approaches available when considering therapy for depression. Something as simple as a change in your diet, or adding exercise to your daily routine is helpful. Taking the time to contact me for a free consultation for depression treatment is a positive step in the right direction. Another option available to you as you work through anxiety or trauma is EMDR Therapy.
Also, I believe strongly in the healing power of relationship and community. This is one of the main reasons we have life groups at Sunrise Center for Wellness. It is a safe place to meet people and begin the process of building relationships with other women going through similar circumstances. This encouraging environment is a wonderful depression-buster; designed to help you break free from the cycle of isolation and loneliness that can be so debilitating at times.
Oh, and by the way, you are not too busy for this. Taking the time to make you the priority is the first step towards recovery in treating your depression. Putting it off is not an option – your mental health is too valuable to ignore any longer.
The Great Depression could have been avoided had the market heeded the warning signs and taken action. Instead, those indicators were ignored leading to the event which plunged the nation into a decade of darkness and despair.
That doesn’t have to happen with you.
As you deal with depression, however great or small, Sunrise Center for Wellness is a place where you can find relational sustenance with a side order of hope.
Contact me and let’s talk.