When most people think of grieving, they think about an intense, short period of deep sadness followed by gradual healing and recovery. However, sometimes this is not the case. Sometimes, the severe symptoms of grief last for a prolonged period of time after the loss of a loved one. Additionally, grief can be further complicated if you are grieving after the end of a relationship or an abusive relationship. Mourning these types of losses, where the person is still alive, can also cause complicated grief.
If you are a person that struggles with depression, you are not alone. Millions of other people across the nation and the world struggle with the same issues. And because depression is so widespread, there are also numerous treatment options available for depression. If you are already on or are just not interested in prescription medications for depression, you may be thinking about giving therapy a try. Therapy is one of the most popular depression treatment options and can be quite effective.
After developing a chronic physical illness, I soon began realizing that the disease plagued my mind almost more than it did my body. While my illness is not life-threatening, it was very difficult accepting that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life and eat a strict diet. After a year of depression, I finally overcame my fear of "exposing" my feelings to others and made an appointment with a mental health counselor. With her help, I was able to see the "silver linings" in life that I had greatly taken for granted before I became ill. I now encourage anyone who is battling an illness of any type to seek the psychological help they need. I plan to post lots of little mental health tips and tricks on my new blog along with advice for choosing a good counselor. Please come back soon!