Have You Ever Wondered About…: Depression FAQ

Especially during unprecedented times with the news covering COVID-19 on every corner, mental health terms have become a sort of “buzz word” in mainstream news and media. (Trust us- we’re all for it!) But it’s made us realize that some people are looking for answers.

If you or a loved one is finding that this time of isolation due to the coronavirus challenging to your mental health, you’re not alone.

For this reason, we compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding depression, and the treatments for it.

We know we’ve said it before: it’s good to ask for help.

If you or a loved one could benefit from speaking with a member of our team, click this link for more information on how to call during COVID-19!

Here is the list of our most Frequently Asked Questions:

This is not an exhaustive list, and because each person is unique you may find that what works for you is different than the person next to you. That’s okay, and that’s why we’re here. To help you discover the tools you need in order to overcome.

How does therapy help in the treatment of depression?

“Therapy” doesn’t always mean sitting down and talking with someone for one 45-minute session a week. When you contact our team and make an appointment, we will begin with an interview to learn more about you and what type of conditions you are dealing with. When the time is taken to do that, therapy helps in the treatment of depression because you are able to receive a tailor-made treatment plan.

How can I help someone struggling with mental health that refuses treatment?

The best thing you can do for a loved one is to let them know that you are there, without enabling behavior. Asking questions like “would you like me to stay here and cook with you for tonight, or would you prefer to be alone?” This ensures that they know you are available and want to spend time with them, but it is also a necessary activity that they need in order to stay healthy. For more tips, check out our “Did You Mean to Say That?” blogs, or call us for help.

What is the best treatment for depression?

Unfortunately, when it comes to mental health; there is no one cure fix-all. Whatever your need, our team of licensed psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers, mental health clinicians, and psychiatric nurses will be able to work with you to find a treatment plan to help. And when it comes to stopping the spread- the best thing to do is love one another and be kind.

During times of isolation, it’s more important than ever to reach out to loved ones and let them know you are there!

A little bit of kindness can go a long way, for you and for them! For COVID-19 specific ideas, check out this blog.