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Do you find yourself feeling sad more often than not? Maybe you even feel hopeless and you are somehow convinced that things just won't get better. The sadness can be so overwhelming and exhausting that you begin to isolate yourself from friends and activities that used to bring you joy. And on some days, just getting out of bed can feel impossible.
In a state of depression you can forget what it's like to feel happy and you can also feel disconnected to the idea of being alive. You know you've felt it before, but the ability to feel happy seems out of reach. You haven't felt like yourself in awhile and you notice you are being more snappy and irritable around loved ones. You don't mean to push people away but engaging is too much work. It can also feel like you're in a deep pit or dark hole with no tools or strategies to help you get out.
Depressive symptoms may also cause thoughts of death or suicide. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call 911 immediately or take yourself to the nearest emergency room. You are not alone and there is help available to you. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1 800 273 8255 and talk with a crisis counselor.
Now imagine waking up with a sense of hope. You are working through your depression and your "it gets better" muscle is getting stronger with each day. That dark cloud of sadness is starting to clear and the pressure of pretending to be okay is no longer crushing you. You want to be around your friends and family and it feels good to connect with them. You can actually feel and experience happiness and you are truly enjoying life again.
Taking the first step to start counseling is a difficult one. At Lighter Living Counseling, we want to work with you to make the process of obtaining therapy as accessible and smooth as possible. Are you ready to learn more about depression counseling and ways for you to begin feeling better? Call today to schedule your first session! (954) 391-5305 ext. 2