Depression Treatment in San Diego
Everyone feels sad off and on throughout their life. You may feel sad about the end of your favorite show or moving away from your family and friends. Feeling sad is a normal and even healthy part of the emotional health spectrum. However, depression is a mental health disorder that impairs your ability to function in your daily life and pursue goals to lead a fulfilling life. As the World Health Organization (WHO) notes, without depression treatment, you may feel persistent sadness that impedes your ability to find interest or pleasure in things that were once meaningful to you.
Depression can make everyday activities and interactions more challenging. Therefore, seeking support with depression treatment can help you build tools to feel better in your daily life. At Sober Life, we know it can be difficult to reach out for support, especially when you have other responsibilities and obligations to maintain. It can be challenging to muster the energy to manage your daily life; thus, it can be difficult to think about your individual needs.
However, unaddressed depression can make managing your responsibilities and obligations for work, school, and relationships even more difficult. Therefore, you deserve treatment that meets you where you are on your journey to a healthier you. We are committed to providing flexible and affordable depression treatment to help you live your best life.
The Challenges of Depression
Unaddressed depression can make your day-to-day life more challenging. While there are a few different types of depression, each share symptoms that negatively impact how you feel, think, and handle activities in your daily life. Moreover, the challenges of depression impair your ability to set, pursue, and achieve goals that contribute to your life satisfaction. Some of the common challenges of depression can include:
- Difficulty doing everyday activities
- Feeling fatigued
- Increased pessimism
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased irritability and frustration
- Physical symptoms
- Aches or pains
- Suicidal ideation
- Substance use disorder (SUD)
Feeling like you are not in control of your thoughts and feelings is understandably distressing. It can be even more distressing when depression prevents you from doing things or going places that used to fulfill you. Therefore, depression’s impact on your ability to do things often increases the risk for co-occurring health issues and mental health disorders. Despite the challenges of depression, at Sober Life, we know healing is possible when you have access to flexible and customizable depression treatment.
Finding Depression Treatment at Sober Life
Depression treatment is not designed to eliminate or suppress sadness. Feeling sad is a normal part of life, but we believe depression treatment should give you tools to build healthy coping skills for long-term healing. At Sober Life, we believe in treating the whole person in mind, body, and spirit because every part of you contributes to your well-being. Through our holistic approach to depression treatment, we focus on providing service-oriented support that addresses your specific needs for healing. With our HealthyU program, you can work in collaboration with masters-level clinicians to build an individualized treatment plan that fits your life.
Discovering Your Path to Healing
At Sober Life, we know true long-term healing is not a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Everyone has different experiences throughout their lives that impact the way they experience and respond to the world around them. Thus, finding support with depression treatment designed to address your specific needs opens the door to fostering a path to long-term healing that makes sense for you. At Sober Life, we offer holistic approaches to mental health and substance use recovery because there is no one way to heal.
Whether you have co-occurring SUD or not, you should have access to individualized depression treatment that acknowledges the intersecting ways your experiences have impacted your well-being. Through our holistic mental health and addiction recovery paths, you can engage in polymodal treatment approaches to build adaptive coping skills to work through challenges and live your best life.
Mental Health Recovery Approach
As Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience notes, depression can co-occur in association with a large range of mental health disorders and physical health issues. In addition, individuals with a developmental or learning disability are at an increased risk for depression. Listed below are some of the disorders and conditions that co-occur with depression:
- Health issues
- Heart disease
- Chronic pain
- Eating disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Dealing with chronic or life-threatening illnesses and other mental health disorders often creates a bidirectional relationship with depression. Moreover, dealing with one condition or disorder is challenging, but co-occurring depression and vice versa adds another layer of difficulty. Therefore, our HealthyU program is designed to provide flexible and customizable depression treatment that addresses the roots of your distress. When you understand how your experiences intersect with depression, you can learn how to process those experiences in healthier ways.
Some of the treatment options we offer through our HealthyU program include:
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Hybrid IOP
- Virtual group IOP
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Veteran IOP
At Sober Life, we know that even though depression is one of the most common disorders, everyone’s experiences are unique to them. We are committed to working with you to build a depression treatment plan to help you build tools to support your long-term recovery.
Addiction Recovery Approach
Unaddressed mental health disorders like depression can increase your risk for co-occurring SUD. While there are a few factors that can contribute to the co-occurrence of depression and SUD, self-medication is a common factor. Difficulties coping with depressive symptoms can lead to using substances as an attempt to cope with the distress your symptoms cause. As the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) notes, self-medicating may temporarily alleviate some symptoms, but over time, those symptoms worsen and can even trigger other mental health disorders.
Listed below are some of the customizable services we offer for anxiety treatment:
- Outpatient detoxification
- Virtual IOP (VIOP)
- Adolescent IOP
- Veteran IOP
We offer holistic paths to healing for mental health and addiction recovery with flexible depression treatment that digs into the roots of your challenges.
Benefits of Depression Treatment in a Healing Setting
We know life will always have moments of sadness, from the loss of loved ones to health issues. Despite the challenges life hands you, depression should not be a barrier to leading a fulfilling life. At Sober Life, we have fostered a healing space and community where you can build the skills you need to thrive throughout your life. Our casual vibe here in Downtown San Diego is built on our commitment to comprehensive care, independence, and community.
The Little Italy district here in Downtown San Diego is a vibrant space where connection and community are at the heart of our work. Although depression can make you feel like you are alone in your distress, at Sober Life, we are more than a rehab. We are a rehab that is dedicated to helping you build a healthier you. Here at Sober Life, we believe recovery is for everyone, and you deserve the opportunity to find the right path toward long-term healing for you.
Addressing the Importance of Depression Treatment
Reaching out for support for depression can be challenging due to stigma, myths, and misconceptions about mental health disorders. Everyone experiences sadness, but general misconceptions lead people to believe depression and sadness is one and the same. While sadness is temporary, depression is persistent, overwhelming, and prevents you from living your life. The myths and misconceptions about depression foster stigma about the disorder:
- Women’s disorder
- It is not a real illness
- Depression can happen to anyone regardless of sex, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other identity
- Sadness is shortlived while depression can linger for months or years with other distressing symptoms
The distress of depression is real, and you deserve support to live a fulfilling life. Without depression treatment, the consequences of depression can be devastating:
- Poor school performance
- Increased risk for SUD
- More physical health issues
- Increased risk for suicide
- Strained relationships
Unaddressed depression can reduce your quality of life as it impairs your ability to pursue life goals. However, with depression treatment, you can build healthy coping skills to work through challenges and thrive in your everyday life. While reaching out for support is scary, the long-term benefits of depression treatment can be life-changing.
Visit our Get Help page because the strength is in you to take that first step and find depression treatment today.