If you’re feeling depressed and have been for a few weeks, it’s OK to seek the help you need. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you should seek out a good depression therapist to ease your symptoms:
- Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning?
- Have you been avoiding your loved ones, and don’t know why?
- Have you been missing work or other planned events repeatedly?
- Do you have trouble sleeping because of running thoughts and worries?
- Do you struggle with substance abuse?
If you said yes to any of these questions, you could be suffering from depression. Talking with loved ones can help, but they might give you advice to “fix” your problem or try to make you feel better by telling you it’s no big deal. They mean well, but when you are struggling with depression, it’s best to work with a therapist that specializes in depression. They are trained to help you heal underlying issues.
At Memor Health, we understand the difference between sadness and depression
Between a global pandemic, the economy tanking, and intense political elections, experiencing anxiety, sadness, anger, and overwhelm can be normal reactionary emotions.
But if these symptoms affect your quality of life to the point where every day seems like a struggle, you might be experiencing depression.
Depression and sadness do intertwine, but just chalking your experience up to “feeling sad” oversimplifies clinical depression. All humans feel intensely at times as we ride the ups and downs of life’s journey. But clinical depression alters your life significantly. It’s like being in a constant funk that you’re unable to pull yourself out of for days, weeks, months, or maybe even years. And these feelings can affect your ability to live your everyday life in a healthy way because of the negativity pervading the perceptions about yourself and your life.
If you have been experiencing depression, hopelessness, or helplessness for more than two weeks, we suggest seeking help from a professional therapist specializing in depression. If you have more severe symptoms, such as suicidal thoughts, consult a medical professional right away.
Finding the right treatment for your depression
We know it can be overwhelming to obtain professional help from a mental health expert if you don’t know where to begin.
Finding a depression therapist or depression treatment center, making an appointment, getting there, and then talking to someone about your issues can take more energy than you currently have. This is why at Memor Health, we want to help you find the most effective avenue to support your mental health and find the best therapist that specializes in depression for you.
Depression symptoms might indicate deeper issues. At first, you might blame your feelings on problems with someone at work or with your spouse, but this might just be what is bubbling to the surface. A depression therapist will help you excavate deeper healing needs.
We live in stressful times, constantly busy and plugged in. Even if you can make it through the workday, you might just be counting down the minutes until you can go home to watch TV and numb out. If your outward expression doesn’t match your internal emotional temperature, you might benefit from working with a licensed therapist specializing in depression who can offer a variety of treatments for depression.