Many people think of mental health or mood disorders as conditions that occur one at a time. However, just like a person can have multiple physical illnesses simultaneously, a person can struggle with multiple mental illnesses at the same time. The two most common mental health concerns affecting millions every year are depression and anxiety. Wellbeing means being both physically healthy and mentally healthy. To achieve this, it’s necessary to learn about the variety of ways of coping with anxiety and depression. At Santé Center for Healing, we offer a broad range of therapies designed to help individuals struggling with anxiety or depression.
The Connection Between Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety isn’t a disorder that develops overnight. It starts small. You only realize that something’s off in retrospect. For some people, anxiety can grow, affecting their internal thoughts and feelings and their personal relationships and work life. Panic attacks can develop if the underlying issues around an anxiety disorder aren’t addressed. It can be a trying time, and an individual may not know to whom or where to turn for help.
The same can be said about depression. Stressors can trigger the development of depression. Soon your mood lowers, and there’s less motivation, joy, or interest in the things, activities, and persons around you. You miss the old you. That was the person you were before you struggled with the fear, panic, and worry that come with anxiety. Depression sets in as you notice how much you withdrew from others. You self-isolate more, which is a natural tendency but one that only worsens the condition.
Undergoing mental health treatment can be instrumental in coping with anxiety and depression. It empowers you to manage the conditions rather than struggle with them. Similarly, you learn to deal with intrusive thoughts and emotions.
Professional Help Coping with Anxiety and Depression
Without professional help, there’s a danger of reaching for drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. You want to make negative feelings stop. Most importantly, you just want to switch off the anger, frustration, and sadness you feel. Rather than offering a solution, substance abuse can lead to dependency or addiction. When this occurs, individuals are said to have a co-occurring disorder. This is when a person is struggling with a mental health concern like depression or anxiety and substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol). To recover and heal, the individual needs dual diagnosis treatment, a method that addresses both conditions simultaneously. Here at Santé Center for Healing, our dual diagnosis treatment program can address the following mental health issues that arise alongside or spring from a substance use disorder:
- Acute stress disorder
- Bipolar disorder
In our programs, individuals will be exposed to a variety of therapies to help them address their mental health issues, such as:
- Art therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Family therapy
- Fitness therapy
- Group therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Life Skills therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Meditation therapy
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Psychodrama therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Yoga therapy
When you get professional help, you learn to manage the conditions that make you feel helpless right now. Most importantly, you no longer feel the need to self-medicate. Rather, you have the tools you need to be productive and have a lifestyle that appeals to you.
Discover the Support Necessary at Santé Center for Healing
Boosting your quality of life has never been easier. Besides that, it’s not a long process. In contrast, you receive the help you need to take control of your life right now. Sante Center for Healing is in a serene and secluded locale but yet is close enough to metropolitan areas to make us convenient. Reach out to us today at 866.238.3154 to learn more.