Depression is a complex mental health issue that can affect all aspects of an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing. It exists as a chemical, cognitive, physical, and spiritual interaction, manifesting itself in overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, disinterest, fear, and even suicidal ideations. As with all mental health struggles, depression is a multi-faceted amalgamation of symptoms, with each individual having varied experiences and reactions. It becomes difficult to gauge normal, healthy reactions to life, such as grief, sadness, loneliness, and so on, and separate them from disproportionate depressive symptoms. The feeling of drowning in one’s own life exists at its foundation, making even small steps towards recovery seem impossible. Everyday tasks, such as hygiene, social interactions, work, even household chores, become immense obstacles and you need to know that this progression towards accepting this ‘new norm’ is reversible. Recognizing the signs of depression progression is the first step, followed by learning to cope and become a healthier you.
It becomes vital to establish the distinction between the depressive symptoms and the individual, who you are. Depression’s all-encompassing nature makes it feel as though there is no answer, no way out, and certainly no options for easing and coping with your pain. In addressing this through an integrative, body-mind therapeutic approach, your depression can be tackled from all angles, providing you with a chance to recover and find yourself again. Depression, like most mental health issues, has a source, a reason, or a combination of reasons for its existence. It’s a slow progression into a depressive episode that requires many social, cognitive, and physical factors to unfortunately align. Depression is messy, and our therapists know this and will always address your concerns, whatever they may be, with empathy and unconditional acceptance. We want to break your negative feedback loop and shine a light on what your life could be again.