Why Am I Depressed?
Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.
Depression isn’t a sign of weakness and it's not something you can just “snap out of.” It’s an illness that requires professional treatment. The good news is with the right care, people can feel better. People can make sense of their experience of depression.
Counselling and psychotherapy are effective treatments, either alone or in combination with medications. The benefits of working with a therapist may have an enduring effect that protects you against symptoms returning even after treatment is ended. Together we can:
- Pinpoint life events that contribute to your depression and help you find ways to change, accept or adapt to those situations
- Set realistic and inspiring goals for your future
- Identify distorted thought processes or unhelpful behaviors that contribute to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
- Develop skills to cope with symptoms and problems, and identify or prevent future episodes of depression
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