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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

National Depression Awareness Week is soon to happen. This important week is usually held during the first week of May. However, people also celebrate it in tandem with National Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs at the beginning of October. This week is an important topic that deserves recognition, as many people are suffering from depression for many reasons. Here are some points about this topic to keep in mind as this important week ascends upon us. If you need mental health treatment, contact our men’s addiction treatment center today at 866.457.7590.

Know The Signs Of Depression

During National Depression Awareness Week, those who struggle with depression or have friends or family members that deal with it will share information with others pertaining to the signs of a problem. If you know the symptoms of depression, you will likely know when to seek out treatment if you are suffering from a few of them yourself. Some signs of depression include:

  • Decreased interest in most activities almost every day
  • Increase or decrease in appetite which then leads to weight loss or gain
  • Loss of energy and lethargy
  • Inability to spend time concentrating for more than a few minutes at a time
  • Extended times of sadness every day of the week
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Suicidal ideation, planning, or attempted suicide

If you or someone you know is suffering from a combination of more than one of the above symptoms, it is best to seek out treatment immediately. Depression could occur on its own or be the result of another medical issue. Do not be afraid to speak out if you believe a friend or loved one is suffering from depression. Being there to provide information and the starting steps toward treatment is extremely important to those struggling with this condition.

Let Others Know About This Condition

During this week of the year, make sure to share any information you have available about this condition with others who may benefit from knowing about it. It is crucial to spread awareness to those who are unfamiliar with depression, so they obtain treatment for their issues as needed. Consider hosting a community event to spread the word to others. Hire a guest speaker to alert others about depression and the signs it is time to seek out treatment. During this week of the year, let others know about the risks associated with ignoring signs. It would be best if you also told them why treatment is so vital for those who struggle with this condition.

Red Oak Recovery® Offers Depression Assistance

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression due to another difficulty, Red Oak Recovery® can help. We offer traditional and holistic treatment options, including the following:

  • Yoga therapy
  • Meditation therapy
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Family therapy
  • 12 step addiction recovery
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy

We believe that using both holistic and traditional treatment works well as it balances out the steps used to address issues requiring assistance. Our facility is gender-separated and has plenty of outdoor settings for clients to explore both on their own and with a group during therapy sessions. We conduct thorough evaluations at the start of a client’s stay to assist with psychiatric, clinical, physical, and nutritional needs. We will use this information to provide clients with the necessary tools to keep them comfortable and on track during recovery efforts.

Our compassionate staff is ready to assist with mental health and substance use issues as soon as you arrive. With this treatment, you have the chance to jump right in and start treatment to better your life as soon as possible. If you are interested in finding out more about Red Oaks Recovery, contact us at 866.457.7590.