Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. Depression touches many lives, both directly and indirectly, affecting those who love and care for people struggling with the darkness of depression.
While depression may be caused by certain stressors or life events, it can also have underlying biological causes. Researchers believe genetics, body chemistry, brain structure and medical conditions can all contribute to depression. It can be tempting to think of depression as simply a bad mood that a person can overcome, but clinical depression is often a vicious cycle: As symptoms arise, the guilt and shame from having such a negative outlook feed into other symptoms, further deepening the sense of despair.
Get Treatment for Depression
By helping to uncover the causes of depression, counseling through Crosswinds can also help relieve symptoms and prevent further dips in mood. Many people with depression also benefit from taking medication. When this is advised, Crosswinds works with our clients to ensure they receive the proper medical support and stick with their prescribed treatment.
At Crosswinds, we believe that with the right support, depression can be conquered and people can return to full, whole and healthy lives.
If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, Crosswinds can help.
If you or someone you know are contemplating suicide, call 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255