Crying Lack in motivation Increased sleep or decreased sleep Increased appetite or decrease in appetite Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy Isolation Low energy Overwhelming sadness Indecisiveness Teenagers will often say they are bored
Depression can make you feel like there is no way out. It causes you to think things you normally do not think about. Such as feeling alone in the world or even feeling like the world would be better without you. You don't have anyone to confide in because you think they will judge you. Depression has been showing up at work, during school, or at home. It makes you feel stuck, and you just don’t know how to get away from it. Sometimes major life events have caused it. Other times it’s been small things adding up to your sadness. Whatever the cause, Solace wants to help you get through these sad feelings. You will learn what’s causing you to feel this way and how to move past it.
Don't despair- depression is common and highly treatable. According to the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 16.2 million adults in the United States had a depressive episode in 2016 and 3.6 million Americans between the ages of 9-17 have felt depressed at some point in their lives. Depression can happen to you, but it doesn’t have to stay with you. After conducting a PHQ-9 and a comprehensive clinical assessment, your level of depression will be determined and we will discuss what treatment will look like for you.