Don't let depression and anxiety keep you from living your life to the fullest.
Anxiety and Depression
If you have been experiencing these symptoms for a period of two weeks to six months or more, you could be dealing with anxiety, depression or a combination of the two:
- Depressed mood or feelings of hopelessness
- Excessive worry and an inability to control your worry
- Lack of interest or pleasure in activities
- Sleep disturbance
- Fatigue and/ or irritability
- Feeling keyed up or on edge
- Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
- Difficulty concentrating / mind going blank
- Muscle tension
At Hidden River Counseling, we are committed to working with our clients to create individualized treatment plans that will help you live your life in a more fulfilling way. Contact us to start your journey to feeling like you again.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it is not uncommon for an individual who suffers from depression to also suffer from anxiety and vice versa. Depression and anxiety affect millions of adults and adolescents each year, keeping you from living your life to the fullest. You can’t just “snap out of it”, and that’s okay. Seeking professional help for these feelings is okay. Depression and anxiety symptoms are linked to complex risk factors including your genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. Talking with a counselor is a good first step to making sense of it all.
Life has its up and downs which are completely normal. You probably know that depression is more than just feeling temporarily sad or down. Depression is a complex and vicious cycle. You don’t feel like doing the things you used to do, the smallest of chores feel like the largest of obstacles leading to feelings of worthlessness and guilt. You may know you’re not your best self at the moment but can’t seem to find the motivation to change it, causing feelings of shame. You may ruminate on the smallest of mistakes or mishaps and wonder why you’re feeling stuck. Living with depression is painful. At Hidden River Counseling, we understand this pain and work with you to manage these feelings.
Remember, feeling anxious and down are completely normal from time to time. Anxiety is a physical manifestation of a chemical reaction in our brain that tells us when there is a potential danger. In that sense, anxiety is good, we need it for survival. But anxiety can hijack you. You stay worried when there is no threat. Your body doesn’t know how to turn off the “on” switch. Especially in the past paced environment most of us live in today, it makes sense that you may have a hard time feeling in control of your anxiety. We have seemingly endless meetings, deadlines, and to-do lists. It’s hard to not feel completely overwhelmed by it in the moment, or find it almost impossible to turn it off at the end of the day. You may feel like you’ve lost your peace of mind or your ability to sit back and really, truly relax. Take a deep breath, we are here to help at Hidden River Counseling.
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You can’t just “snap out of it”, and that’s okay.