There are millions of people who are depressed. Unfortunately, not all of them get the help they need. It is very important to realize when you can no longer cope with this illness. At that point, you should start going to a facility that specializes in treating cases of very serious depression. How should you go about choosing the depression treatment facility that you are going to attend? How does a doctor diagnose depression?
There are many of these places out there. However, not all of them will give you the same quality of care. Learn the steps to take to ensure that your depression is being treated by people who know what they are doing.
1. What are the qualifications of the staff at the facility?
You will need to dig into the backgrounds of the various people who work at the depression treatment facilities you are interested in attending. Where did they go to school? How many years of experience do they have as far as treating depression is concerned?
Do they have a very good track record? Are they well respected in the area of mental health?
Never assume that the treatment you will get at all facilities will be basically the same. This is not the case. The knowledge and skill of the people who work at these facilities will vary tremendously.
2. The Better Business Bureau will be able to provide you with very valuable advice.
You should take some time to find out which treatment facilities are rated the highest by the BBB. Their site contains listings for many facilities in cities across the United States. T
his is a great resource to use when you are looking for a place to get grief counseling Philadelphia. The BBB is a trusted resource, as per many people.
3. Get the opinions of people who have previously gone through the depression treatment process.
You could get some very good references if you talk to people who were in the same situation you are in now. The Center for Growth has a reputation for being one of the best facilities of its kind for the treatment of depression and a host of other problems.
Ultimately, you do not have to go it alone. With treatments available, reach out to those professionals who can help you effectively. You needn’t be ashamed and you are worth it.
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20 thoughts on “Where Should You Get Treatment for Depression?”
Great Insights! Keep Posting.
Glad to hear it!
It’s important to visit a doctor, but also important to research yourself. Psychiatrists rarely do research for you. All treatment with antidepressants and antipsychotics failed for me. I had to refer myself to neurology, after doing some research online. Only then I received proper treatment with steroids for my depression. Psychiatrists rarely consider options outside of antidepressants .
I’m glad you sought out treatment – Which medication, if any, work best for one person may not be suitable for someone else. Your words ring true.
I agree completely! I had to work all of this out for myself. I literally had to go back to basics and research everything … just popping pills won’t fix the problem. Thank God I’m now pretty sorted but it’s taken a year or so. Katie x
Yes, it’s about analyzing what’s beneath the surface rather than covering it by taking pills… xxoo
Very nice blog! My depression feeds off my disability, quite well I might add. I try my best to utilize it for good and help others.
It can make for a long day for sure. Sometimes the best treatment is an ear or shoulder ❤️
Thanks Kevin for such a heartfelt comment. May your day today be a peaceful one.
Great advice , Christy! Thanks for sharing .
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Amy :)
Such an important article Christy. Such a delicate topic that many could learn from. :) xx
Thanks for always stopping by… and for your useful books that can help so many.
Thanks my Lovely. :) x
I think you should do what works for you, I have my church/faith that keeps me standing and my therapist that I visit that helps me put things in perspective.
I’m glad you’ve found what works for you. Absolutely what works for one may not for another… Well said.
Some background before I say what I’m about to say to anyone reading these comments:
1. I grew up with a father who beat and choked my mom for 15 years until she fled to a domestic violence shelter with my brother when I was 24 and living on my own.
2. My mom pretty much neglected me from age 4 onward so she could focus on caring for my diabetic, epileptic, and mentally disabled brother.
3. From age 19 forward, I sought the love I didn’t get as a kid from an alcoholic, a mama’s boy/porn addict, a player, a schizophrenic/bipolar guy who, I thought, was The One … until he stopped taking all nine meds one day and abandoned our relationship.
4. A year later, I was diagnosed with HPV and had to undergo two surgeries for high-grade cervical dysplasia my gynecologist thought might be cancer.
5. I had a nervous breakdown, thinking: I survived everything I’ve been through to lose my hair and die of cancer?
6. After 36 hours in a psych ward, a doctor put me on Celexa — my second antidepressant. It sucked as much as Zoloft had, so I stopped taking it and went to college after learning the player I’d loved for four years was moving to Japan.
7. A guy I worked with date raped me.
8. I continued to date the wrong men, including another mama’s boy who prompted me to start seeing another shrink, who had issues of her own.
9. Six weeks before my mom’s suicidal death, I started dating a guy who was 18 years older than me. I figured WTH. He *had* to be more mature than other guys I’d dated, right? Wrong. He and his 20-something-year-old daughters have caused so much stress in the past 11 years that my cervical dysplasia came back, I developed lumps in my breasts, and I woke up with a half-golf-ball sized lump on my forehead in 2014.
10. I became a Christian, thinking I was on my way out of this world. I started by listening to TD Jakes, who never went to Bible college. He majored in psychology. I think that’s why he’s more palatable for millions of people. So, maybe search for him on YouTube. Since YT and Google are connected, YT will probably recommend what you need. For me, nothing else worked. Not horoscopes, not my Eastern Religions class in college, not self-help books, and certainly not social workers/psychologists (but if you have insurance or an employee assistance program and can go, by all means, give it a try).
Hopefully this helps someone.
Dear you, I found it hard to “like” your comment given all that you’ve been through. Then I realized you’re a survivor and the positive ending of your comment will give someone hope who reads it. I am thankful for your openness and that you are in a better place now xx
I think this post could be very helpful to a lot of people. When dealing with depression it is hard to know if you are doing the right thing.
I hope it is helpful… And that anyone needing assistance will reach out for it… Thank you, Alexyss.