Psychotherapist, author and Insight Timer teacher Andrea Wachter shares guidance and practical tips from her own healing journey to overcome depression. If you are more of a listener than a reader, you might want to listen to the audio version of this article:. The path that led me to want to help others was rocky and dark, to say the least. Millions of people battle the dark depths of depression every single day. And if you are one of those people, I sincerely hope that this essay will benefit you in some way. I will be sharing with you all the things that helped me climb out of depression and then became the foundation of the work that I do with others.
How To Overcome Depression
Depression: Supporting a family member or friend - Mayo Clinic
In my 14 years as a practicing mental health clinician, hundreds of patients have walked through my door suffering from depression. This is not surprising given that the National Network of Depression Centers has found that one in five Americans will be impacted by depression during their lifetimes. Indeed, depression is the leading cause of disability among those between ages according to the Center for Disease Control. While Major Depression Disorder MDD —often biochemically based and with genetic roots—can be extremely difficult to navigate and often requires psych meds, here is an encouraging statistic: studies show that within four to six weeks of starting treatment more than half of depression sufferers show improvement. Article continues below Do you feel depressed?
Ways to Overcome Depression
In this book, I'll teach you the precise, step-by-step blueprint you need to beat this illness - in such a way that it never comes back! Consequently — and tragically — the absence of such an explanation is a big reason why so many people haven't yet broken free of their depression, and have become conditioned to believe that doing so is impossible. Many people find themselves continuously relapsing back into depression - and as a result, they've become conditioned to believe that they'll never break free of it. However, I'll explain to you exactly WHY you keep relapsing, and once you understand this, you'll have much, much more hope that you'll be able to overcome depression. Although taking medication can indeed be helpful, by itself, it won't result in you overcoming depression.
October is National Depression Screening Month. One in 10 Americans struggles with depression. A common misconception about depression is that it is something people can just "snap out of.