Depression is a very serious mental health problem that can happen to anyone at any age and is never a normal part of life. Sufferers of depression experience multiple symptoms.

It affects FEELINGS, causing a loss of pleasure from daily life, feelings of sadness, emptiness, worthlessness, or hopelessness.

It affects BEHAVIOR, causing people to have less energy, to sometimes withdraw from others; to eat more or eat less; to sleep more or have difficulty sleeping; or to be restless and irritable

It affects THOUGHTS, negatively impacting concentration, memory, and the ability to make decisions. Individuals with depression think of life in a very negative way, and may have thoughts of suicide or death.

Although depression is treatable, people often resist treatment because they feel it isn’t serious or that it is a personal weakness rather than a serious medical problem. On the contrary, the act of reaching for help actually represents personal strength, whereas waiting to get help can complicate the problems over time. Psychotherapy is helpful in treating depression. If you have concerns about depression, please call me at (619) 295-7094 or email me at to discuss how I can help you.

Although the world is full of suffering , it is also full of the overcoming of it.
-Helen Keller