Life can be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be.

There is a solution.

There is hope.


Depression affects 16 million Americans each year. There are various forms of depression, which often co-occurs with anxiety.

Symptoms of depression may include:

– Sad, anxious, or an “empty” mood

– Hopelessness or pessimism

– Irritability

– Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

– Loss of interest in hobbies and activities

– Decreased energy or fatigue

– Moving or talking more slowly

– Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still

– Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

– Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping

– Appetite and/or weight changes

– Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

– Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Not everyone who experiences depressive symptoms will have every symptom but may only experience a few symptoms.

Treatment may include either one or a combination of:

  • Therapy
  • Medication
  • Change in diet

For more information go to the National Institute of Mental Health.

When an individual has experienced depression, healing can take place. With the support of a caring therapist, the healing can be achievable.