Depression is the constant feeling of sadness and discontent. People who are depressed might feel unmotivated and lethargic. Depression can vary from severe to a milder form. Depression is one of the most common reasons that people come in to see a mental health counselor. Although this is the case, individuals who are seriously depressed may find it difficult to seek help. There is a stigma about depression. People are led to believe that because someone struggles with depression, they are weak or they should be able to fix it on their own. Unfortunately, this line of thinking is completely wrong and can lead people away from getting the help that they need.

Depression is often caused by stress. The stressors could be a major life change, such as relocation, divorce, or decline in health, or they could be everyday stressors, such as loneliness and isolation. Often people who are dealing with a traumatic experience may also become depressed. There are many other things that can cause depression, and the important thing is that you recognize what you’re going through and seek the help you need.

If you struggle with depression, or you know someone who struggles with depression, seek help as soon as possible. Depression can put a strain on relationships and can interfere with intimacy and communication. Our counselors have worked with many individuals who have needed depression counseling. It has many long term benefits, and patients will not become reliant on drugs. If you or a friend needs depression counseling, let Desert Marriage & Family Counseling help.