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National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

When dealing with mental health matters, awareness is key!

October marks the National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month for individuals because of the importance for such awareness. Mental health barriers like depression can affect anyone at any time and the symptoms of depression can vary from person to person.

Depression is very common and can be influenced by several different factors like your environment and genetics in addition to psychological and biological factors. While the symptoms of depression can mirror “normal feelings”, it’s important to know about the combination of symptoms and the amount of time one experiences them when assessing one’s propensity to fall into a deep, clinical depression. Depression, if left untreated, can lead to suicide.

Common Symptoms of Depression

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, anxiousness
  • Changes in sleep patterns (i.e. too much or too little)
  • Changes in appetite (i.e. too much or too little)
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Lack of concentration or memory
  • Loss of energy or fatigue
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Thoughts of death and/or suicide

Lifeologie Oak Cliff provides FREE screenings for depression and anxiety as well as a wide variety of other assessments to help clients in their journey to a more enjoyable life.

An affordable and accessible screening is just the beginning to getting someone on the right path. The most effective next steps to combating depression and other mental health concerns include pursuing different forms of therapy (i.e. talk therapy) in conjunction with mood stabilizers. A screening is not a diagnosis. If you feel like your symptoms need the extra help of medication(s), then you will need an official diagnosis from a medical professional that specializes in assessing mood disorders. Lifeologie Oak Cliff can provide you with referrals to these local professionals.

Our Counselors Are Here to Help!

There’s never a one-size fits all approach to resolving mental health matters. Every person’s needs are different. It’s important to find the right approach for you. When seeking professional help, it’s important to understand the different approaches to therapy. Depending on a particular therapist’s approach, can impact your likelihood for success. When looking for a good therapeutic relationship, research things like the clinician’s background and ask questions about how they approach therapy. Read their bio online before booking your first appointment!

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms mentioned above, please contact Lifeologie Oak Cliff (LOC) today for a free screening today! Affordable sessions are available at LOC. Call in and be paired with a clinician that best suits your needs!

About the Author:

Nicole Davis provides counseling for teens, women, and young adults in Oak Cliff, DallasNicole Davis specializes in working with clients with different mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Nicole has a passion for helping people, regardless of their personal background. Nicole uses a family systems approach, along with cognitive behavioral techniques to address mental health concerns. Nicole’s goal is to work alongside her clients to identify core beliefs that may be limiting their maximum potential.

Book with Nicole today for the very affordable price of $35/session!