Depression: Knowing When to Seek Help

Dealing with depression is hard, especially when you’re doing it by yourself. Many people believe that their depression will go away one day and never return. For most people, it isn’t that simple; months can pass without any sign of getting better. You may feel like you will never see the light at the end of the tunnel and if that’s you, we are here for you.

Depression: Knowing When to Seek Help

Here are a few tips to know when to seek help:

Tip #1: You’ve been lying in bed for two weeks, searching for the willpower to get up just to brush your teeth. Lack of motivation to take care of yourself is a major sign that you need help.

Tip #2: When things begin to get out of control. You said you’ll never self-harm, but here you are trying to cover your scars. Trying to hide the pain that’s only festering underneath your oversized sweater.

Tip #3: When your friends can’t help you anymore. You’ve gone to them with your sadness and anger but they can only do so much. Friends are a great way to help you cope with your depression. They can make you laugh and remind you of all the good in the world, but they aren’t professionals. They aren’t equipped with the tools to give you the help that you need.

Tip #4: You’ve been having suicidal thoughts, and you’ve had the urge to act on them. Every day has been a battle between life and death. You feel as if people are only pretending to care and you don’t know who you can trust anymore.

Tip #5: When you feel like it could be more than depression, more than feeling hopeless. Experiencing episodes of extreme highs followed by intense lows can be a sign that you’re suffering from bipolar. Sometimes when things go untreated it can only get worse. Speaking with a professional about how you’re feeling can help determine what you’re really going through.

Seeking help is scary; what if you don’t get along with your therapist, what if they just don’t understand? So many thoughts preventing you from getting the help you deserve. The hardest part is knowing you can’t do this alone. The professionals at Family Restoration Counseling Services are there for you. If you or anyone you know needs help, don’t be afraid to reach out.

Contact us now and you can save a life.