Feeling depressed is extremely common, especially following major life events such as loss. However, when feelings of depression begin to cause a loss of functioning or enjoyment in life, it may be time to seek treatment. Depression that persists over many weeks may result in loss of energy, constant feelings of sadness or emptiness, not enjoying things (family, children, friends, hobbies, etc.), sleeping too much or not enough, difficulty concentrating or suicidal thoughts. This may require professional treatment.
Depression can be a life-threatening disease and often causes relationship and employment problems. The good news is that with medical treatment, specifically therapy and sometimes medication management, recovery is possible.
Nelson discovers that even when we are faced with the prospect of living the rest of our lives with a mental illness, we still have a lot to give and live for.
We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling, or recommendations online, but an assessment and referral specialist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 801-264-6000. You can also send us a message by filling out the contact form. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.