Burn-out & Depression
Everyone experiences the “blues” from time to time
But clinical depression is different.
Untreated, it is one of the most painful and potentially crippling illnesses there is.
It is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw.
You are not alone.
Many of the world’s top achievers have experienced depression including Richard Branson, Winston Churchill, and Brad Pitt among many others. In fact, some research suggests that the gene associated with leadership and creativity also carries the trait for depression.
The problem may be burnout, a common occurrence with the frantic pace even the highest performers cannot sustain forever.
But if you are clinically depressed, your case is more serious and requires a treatment plan of evidence-based therapies – now.
You can’t “snap out of” clinical depression.
You feel bad about yourself for losing interest in your passions and the will to get things done.
But unlike challenges you have faced and overcome in the past, most people with depression can’t recover without help.
Many with depression feel guilty without realizing that feeling guilty is itself one of the most prominent symptoms of the illness. And, feeling guilty, people often isolate themselves, not realizing that the tendency to isolate is another common depression symptom.
When we say, “it’s lonely at the top,” this is exactly what we mean.
Other depression symptoms, like having trouble thinking or paying attention and sleeping too little or too much, may seem like good reasons for having low self-worth.
But low self-worth is one of the most well-recognized symptoms of the illness.
The ultimate depression symptom: thoughts or actions about suicide.
As you probably know, the ultimate symptom of depression is thinking about suicide, feeling “the world would be better off” without you, or even planning suicide.
This is how serious depression is.
And how important it is that you take action now.
Fortunately, depression is very treatable
Having experienced the pain of depression myself – and the power of therapy to relieve it – I am passionate about offering my clients the most current therapy techniques with the most evidence of success.
As with anxiety, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it is.
I can tell you first hand that there is a lot of hope for recovery and for resuming a happy, productive life.
But the time is now.
We can quickly implement an action plan to help you recover.
Depression is a serious illness and it’s important to act right now.
Ready to schedule an appointment? You can use my online calendar. Have questions about your experience or therapy? Call me at (402) 671-0448.