Depression is a common, yet severe, mental illness that can drastically affect a person’s mood and everyday life. Common symptoms of depression are long-term sadness, loneliness, loss of interest in everyday activities, anger, frustration, and loss of energy. In October 2012, the World Health Organization reported that more than 350 million people
Healthline reports 1 in 10 Americans have faced depression at some point in their lives. The occurrence of depression is higher in some states than in others. The states with the highest depression rates include Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, West Virginia, and Nevada. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population above the age of 18, in a single year around the world struggle with depression. The rate of people developing depression is increasing by 20 percent per year, making depression the leading cause of disability worldwide.
More than 80 percent of people struggling with symptoms of depression are not receiving help or treatment, and that can lead to serious consequences. Depression can lead to long-term emotional strain, medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, and even suicide. An estimated one million deaths per year are due to suicide. There are numerous, effective depression treatments and programs, yet fewer than half of those suffering from depression actually get the treatments they need. It is crucial for people facing depressive disorders to seek treatment in order to overcome this obstacle.
If you think you or a loved one might be struggling with depression, please fill out our depression quiz/survey. If you know you are depressed and wish to find treatment, please contact us today. At A Place of Hope for Depression, our approach is to treat depression by healing the mind, body, and spirit. We offer a variety of successful treatment programs to help you recover stability and joy in your life. We know and understand the hardships you are going through and we truly wish to help you. Depression is not an easy thing to deal with but you can overcome it by getting the help you need. Don’t feel alone because A Place of Hope for Depression is here for you.