Depression can include several symptoms, including loss of interest in once enjoyable activities, a feeling of constant sadness and difficulty with concentration. Because of the gamut of emotions that follows depression; it may go unrecognized by family and friends. Many times the symptoms of depression are dismissed as just a bad mood, or being “down in the dumps.” Other symptoms of depression include a feeling of hopelessness or worthlessness. Having a hard time concentrating, not being able to make a decision and headaches are also signs of depression. The most concerning symptom of depression is the thought of suicide. If you or someone you know is considering ending his or her life, please get depression help right now. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) or 911 immediately.
At Utah Addiction Centers we understand the seriousness of all levels of depression. Our approach is to provide the skills needed to help a person in every aspect of their life. We believe that getting to the root of the deep-seated issue is key in a person’s recovery. When offering depression help, we also believe that it is important as well as therapeutic to involve family members for long-term success. We encourage family visits as well as participation during the course of treatment.
Because each person is different, at Utah Addiction Centers we offer a unique approach to depression help. We offer primary care, where we will do psychological testing and provide the help needed in order to stabilize ones emotions. During this time, we will also create a treatment plan that will offer the necessary support and skills needed to deal with all of the issues and feelings that depression includes.
The next step of our depression help is to provide the support needed to heal the deep wounds that have caused the feelings of pain and worthlessness. We understand that these issues were not created overnight and one should not be expected to be healed overnight. This process will take time and because each person is different, the length of time in this step is based on individual needs.
Once a person is ready, we will slowly step down the program, which will allow the individual to begin taking back their life, while still having the necessary support. We offer excellent aftercare as part of our depression help program as well. This includes individual and group therapy, as well as alumni support groups. Our individualized treatment plans are created for long-term success and we pride ourselves on offering the best depression help available.