Some events are unspeakably tragic. When we lose someone near and dear to our hearts, sometimes help is needed to provide a path forward. No one person grieves the same way, but we do tend to experience the same stages of grief. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. When these occur for prolonged periods of time, it may be time to seek professional help.
Types of Loss
There are many types of losses beyond death that can trigger the grief. These may include:
Death of a loved one
Ending of an important relationship
Physical impairment, loss of health, physical stamina
Loss of a relationship with a parent through divorce
Feelings of loss for a friend that moved away
Loss of a beloved pet
Not being able to return to school, friends, family, work
Recognizing that life dreams will not be realized
Loss of job/career
Serious illness of a loved one
Grief & Depression Counseling
Our trained staff are willing and able to help you with your losses and depression. Depression is the number one cause of disability in the United States. Depression is more common than most people think, and this disease can happen to anyone, anywhere. Negative thoughts about ourselves, about the world around us, and negative thoughts about the future are all slippery slopes. If these persist, it may mean you’re suffering from depression. If you feel “down,” or depressed most days of the week, and this has lasted for more than a few days, it’s worth a call to our office to see if we can help you.
Take the First Step to Recovery
We understand grief is a normal process, and depression is one outcome from the grief. We also understand depression can happen, even seemingly without a reason. Our team is here to support you through this process. Call us now at 937-318-8103to schedule your appointment.