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The World Health Organization estimates that around 5% of adults worldwide suffer from depression. The negative stigma attached to depression and other mental health disorders can be an obstacle to seeking treatment. Unfortunately, only about a third of those with severe depression seek treatment, even though failure to treat depression can be fatal.

At Connections Wellness Group, the mental health of our patients and people like you means the world to us. To head down the road of a healthier, happier life, request an appointment through our online form and learn about the mental health services designed to support the needs of you or a loved one.

What Is Depression?

Everyone occasionally experiences a low mood, but depression is more than an episode of “the blues.” Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be called clinical depression, major depressive disorder, or simply depression. In some cases, depression requires ongoing therapy. The good news is that depression is highly treatable, and most people respond positively to a treatment program.

Symptoms of Depression

People affected by clinical depression may not recognize their own symptoms immediately. Symptoms can start mild and progress over time. Feeling down becomes the person’s new normal. If you recognize any of the following symptoms in yourself or someone you care about, consider finding depression treatment as soon as possible:

  • Lingering feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness

  • Fatigue

  • Sleep disturbances, including sleeping too much or insomnia

  • Anxiety or restlessness

  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed

  • Reduced or increased appetite

  • Slowed thinking

  • Feeling guilty or obsessing over past mistakes

  • Unexplained pain, such as headaches or back pain

  • Trouble focusing

  • Irritable, angry outbursts

  • Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts


Suicidal thinking is the most serious and dangerous symptom of depression. According to the World Health Organization, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds. If you or someone you care about is having thoughts about suicide, act now. Call 911 if the threat is immediate, or find a qualified depression treatment program to get help as soon as possible.

What to Expect from a Depression Therapy Program

Patients of a depression treatment program at Connections Wellness Group can expect a team of experienced, compassionate professionals who collaborate to create individualized treatment plans that address each patient’s needs. 

Treatments are based on well-researched, evidence-based methods that not only ease symptoms but also examine the core issues contributing to depression, including chemical imbalances, brain function, unresolved trauma, and more. 

Some of the treatments and services that are available in-person and/or as virtual therapy include:

Choosing to participate in a depression treatment program is the first step to reclaiming your mental health.

Benefits of a Depression Treatment Program

Depression treatment is not an immediate cure, but it is integral to developing healthy coping skills and improving symptoms. Seeking treatment can benefit patients in the following ways:

  • Improves sleep, which increases energy and improves the mood

  • Addresses physical and psychological co-occurring disorders

  • Reduces the chance of future depression episodes

  • Reduces stress on the patient and their loved ones

  • Creates better self-care habits

  • Provides support for sticking to treatment

  • Offers peer support

Depression doesn’t only affect the life of the person who is depressed. It also affects the lives of everyone who cares about that person. Becoming a patient at a depression treatment center also helps lift the worry and burden of care from friends and family members.

Connections Wellness Group Offers a Depression Therapy Program

If you struggle to cope with depression symptoms, you’re not alone. Connections Wellness Group ensures access to a diverse population with a compassionate staff of mental health professionals who understand what you’re going through and know how to help. 

Reach out to Connections Wellness Group today online or by phone at (877) 747-4294 to learn more about how our depression treatment can alleviate your symptoms and help you enjoy life again.