If you think you or someone you love has depression, don’t wait to get help.
Depression is a mental illness that affects what you think, feel, and do. Among other things, depression can cause feelings of hopelessness. You may have lost interest in activities you once enjoyed. Depression can make you tired or can even cause physical pain.
It can be hard to see a way out of depression.
But there is hope. Depression is a treatable illness, and we can help.
Depression, sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is more than sadness, although that’s one possible symptom. And it’s different from the grief that sometimes follows loss.
Typically, depression lasts at least two weeks and includes some of these symptoms:
Keep in mind there are several kinds of depression, and your symptoms may look different from someone else’s. Your depression treatment plan will look different, too.
Programs that provide treatment for depression typically include a combination of talk therapy and medication.
Medications such as antidepressants and mood stabilizers can help regulate the chemicals in your brain, providing some relief from your symptoms. However, medication alone usually isn’t the answer to depression.
There are several kinds of therapy shown to help with depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which can help you learn healthy behaviors and new patterns of thinking, is among the most effective. Many people with depression benefit from other types of holistic therapies as well, including music, yoga, art, and pet therapy.
Inpatient treatment is sometimes used to treat severe or treatment-resistant depression, particularly when someone needs 24-hour medical supervision. Some people will transition to outpatient treatment, while others will begin their journey there based on their needs. Outpatient services offer comprehensive care for people who need to live at home.
While many people will experience depression at least once in their lifetime, more than a third of adults don’t get treatment.* If you have depression, help is in reach. We offer both inpatient and outpatient programs to treat depression at our Denver, CO-area facilities.
*Source: National Institute of Mental Health
There are many shades of depression. It’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan designed to meet your needs.
We start with an assessment to fully understand your depression. A no-obligation assessment can be scheduled anytime, day or night, by phone or chat. This crucial first step will help us customize a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Our team will ask about your current symptoms, as well as your medical history and any other past experiences with mental illness. The assessment usually takes 45 minutes to one hour. Based on your assessment, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan focused on your goals for recovery.
We have implemented virtual visitation to continue to offer family and friends the opportunity to connect with their loved ones.
All outpatient programs are now offered fully online, from assessment to treatment.
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