Emotional and spiritual well-being can only come from a life that feels fulfilled. At Breathe Life Healing Centers + Treatment Services we offer natural depression treatment where we work with you to not only overcome depression, but to confront and heal the underlying issues that may have caused it in the first place. We will help you develop your self- awareness, so that you can appreciate the best in yourself and realize your potential. When you are caught in depression, it can be hard to find your way out. At Breathe, we can help give you the space and support you need to do just that with a natural approach to depression treatment.
What is Depression?
Depression is an emotional state that has become a consistent part of your life. It is natural for people to get sad, unhappy or depressed from time to time, but the challenge comes when you live in that place all the time. It’s like a cycle that you can’t get out of, and it can often lead to repercussions in other areas of your life.
How is depression caused by addiction?
Addictions often lead to depression. This can be on a physical level – obesity from a food addiction for example, or psychological – the shame of taking drugs or binge eating. The isolation caused by addiction often leads to a sense of loneliness, or misunderstanding as your family and loved ones struggle to understand why you became addicted in the first place. As we withdraw into ourselves we lose sight of who we really are, and begin to lose our sense of purpose. This is the perfect environment for depression to manifest itself and then begin to control our life.
How is addiction caused by depression and when is depression treatment needed?
Addiction and depression are roads that run closely parallel to each other. Someone that is depressed often feels trapped – like they can’t see a clear way back to a life they once used to be in control of. Our culture has become used to looking towards medication as a solution – with the right prescription it is possible to cover up these feelings of depression. However, this does not deal with the source of the problem, and so depression keeps coming back. Also, many people tackling depression don’t want to admit to their loved ones they are struggling, and so may begin to self-medicate with either legal or illegal substances. Whether prescribed or illegal, no drug is ever enough to deal with the emotional needs of a person. The person then has a choice – to take more drugs and put off the problem (often leading to addiction) or to break the cycle of depression, accept depression treatment, and begin to take a hold of their life once again.
Symptoms of depression
While it is normal for everyone to feel depressed from time to time, depression becomes a concern when most of you time is spent in this state. You may experience the following –
- Continued state of depression
- Addiction to food or drugs as a way of coping
- Suicidal thoughts or a longing for life to end
- Lack of self-worth, feeling life is pointless
- Withdrawing from life, friends and social activities
Depression Treatment at Breathe
At Breathe we help you to get back to being you. We provide a positive environment where you are able to heal and help you to design a life worth living. Depression treatment programs at Breathe includes regular exercise programs, a healthy nutritional plan, along with meditation and group activities, we will help you to face the underlying causes of your depression and give you back control of your emotional well being. On a spiritual level, we’ll help you to rediscover your purpose and meaning for life. And we will give you the skills you need to continue living a fulfilled life long after you have left our Life Healing Centers.
If you or someone you love suffers from depression, please give us a call at 800-929-5904 to discuss depression treatment options. We can help.