Depression & Anxiety are among some of the most common mental health issues we face in the U.S. today. Either can leave you feeling debilitated, hopeless and powerless but, with the proper professional counseling, it’s also something that can be easily addressed.
Why We Experience Depression & Anxiety
While there are medical and chemical imbalance factors related to depression and anxiety, pharmaceutical remedies often ignore or neglect the underlying emotional and psychological drivers. Imagine driving your car and the check engine light turns on, but you decide not to do anything about it. Instead, you keep driving hundreds and hundreds of miles until one day, your car just decides to stop running. While there are times when it makes sense to feel depressed or anxious, prolonged depression and random bouts of anxiety have more to do with a failure to heed the check-engine light of your emotional state. Depression and anxiety are your mind’s way of shutting down certain functions until you address the underlying issues. Talking with a professional counselor about your depression or anxiety will help to diagnose what the check engine light is telling you.