Sometimes, life hits us hard. Maybe it was a specific event, like the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or, the unknown trials that COVID-19 may bring. Maybe you feel like you have continually been hit with a series of heartbreaks and you find it difficult to stay on track with a career or to maintain long-term relationships. Whether sudden or on going, these events can leave us feeling isolated, alone and overwhelmed.
Nobody deserves to go through depression. When it feels like you can’t even get out of bed, reaching out for someone else is likely the last thing that you may be motivated to do. However, this is exactly what you should do. If you could “snap out” of your depression by yourself, you would have already done so. Everyone needs someone to give the support and another perspective that we may not have seen on our own. Our professional, licensed therapists have the insight to present alternative ways of coping and have the experience to bring their expertise with compassion.
They also offer online therapy for depression, so you can access this support and care remotely during this pandemic. That way you can get the help you deserve without having to leave the safety and comfort of your home.
What Are the Symptoms of Depression?
Depression will look different for everyone. Every person, situation, and expectations are different, so every case of depression is also different. The reported symptoms of depression have skyrocketed during the Coronavirus outbreak. As more people are closed off from the world, their work, their hobbies, and even their loved ones, hopelessness and defeat start to sink in. When you’re literally trapped in your house, it can start to feel like you’re trapped in your mind.
Online counseling is a solution that is community driven and safe. We understand the importance of paying attention to leading, reputable health organizations and local government, and that’s why telehealth therapy can be a great option for those who don’t feel safe going outside or can’t because of a shelter-in-place or quarantine notice.
Telehealth counseling might be especially helpful if you are experiencing symptoms of depression such as:
- Feeling worthless
- Having no energy (may be called “lazy”)
- A loss of interest in things that used to bring you joy
- Mental fog (not thinking straight)
- Abnormal sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
- Unordinary eating habits (eating too much or too little)
- Changes in sex drive
- Feeling down or sad
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
If you’re stuck inside because of a shelter-in-place or other coronavirus outbreak protocol, you might be thinking these are commonplace symptoms. You may be saying to yourself, “We’re all going through a hard time, so I shouldn’t be complaining. I just need to suck it up and work harder.” This is a thought that can be common in depression.
It’s true that as a collective community, we’re getting hit hard with coronavirus. It’s false that your mental health matters less because of that. The best question you can ask yourself when deciding if you should do online counseling is “Am I happy with where I’m at right now?” If not, give Thriveworks Franklin online counseling a call today. We accept most insurances, and most insurances cover online counseling for depression. We also have an affordable self-pay option that covers online therapy.
The world can feel overwhelming at times, and there’s nothing wrong with that. We all go through lows and highs. Sometimes it can help to have a supportive, empathetic hand to help you through the lows. Thriveworks Franklin is here for you if you are struggling with depression. You can make an appointment by calling (617) 360-7210.