- Is your teen struggling to get out of bed in the morning?
- Has your teen lost interest in activities they usually enjoy?
- Is your teen experiencing increased fatigue, or lack of restful sleep?
- Has your teen’s appetite increased or decreased?
- Have your teen’s conversations become increasingly occupied with death?
- Have your teen’s emotions become increasingly unpredictable or uncontrollable?
We all have days where it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, but sometimes it’s indicative of a more serious issue. As parents, it can be heartbreaking to witness your teen struggling with their everyday routine. If you’re noticing things like a change in your teen’s appetite, a lack of interest in their favorite activities, or increased interest in the topic of death, it could be productive to reach out to a professional.
At Take Root Therapy, we specialize in working with clients that find themselves feeling down and depressed sometimes, or who know that they are depressed and meet the clinical definition of depression.
When you’re feeling depressed, it can often seem like there’s no end in sight, and it can be difficult to imagine getting help for depression or feeling better. At its worst, you might feel like you’re staring into a dark hole, with no hint of light and no way out. Getting help for depression might feel impossible.
However, you don’t have to go through this alone, and you can feel better.
We don’t have a magic cure for depression, and we can’t promise to make it go away and never come back, getting help for depression can certainly ease symptoms. By getting treatment for depression, you can lean on a support system while you begin to change the way you’re responding to your feelings and circumstances.
Many of our clients report that, through their work with their therapists at Take Root Therapy, they are they are able to reconnect with feelings of hopefulness and they are able to take steps to manage, and even lessen, their depression. They develop different, more helpful coping skills and are more aware of how their thoughts are impacting their feelings. Client also work with their therapists to make intentional changes in their thought patterns, and find that this can change how they’re feeling too. Through seeking depression treatment, our clients learn how to pay attention to when their depression is showing up, when it’s intensifying, and what they can do to take care of themselves and bolster themselves.