Depression can feel like a crushing weight of sadness, or simply a bone-deep, ever-present sorrow. When you feel depressed, it’s hard to believe you can have a happy life again—it’s hard to even want to. But there is hope. Our therapists can help you make small, achievable changes that create a path of wellness out of the darkness.

How do you get out of depression and begin to see the sun again?

If you’re struggling with depression, you may feel that you are in a hopeless cycle. When in a depressive episode, your brain and body feel heavy. Though you know what will make you feel better, it can feel like moving mountains to make it happen. It can be hard to initiate and maintain healthy behavior when you have low motivation.

People may offer advice that seems oversimplified and impossible to achieve. In the depths of depression, you may find yourself avoiding contact with other people. Unfortunately, this only contributes to your melancholy.

How can you begin to overcome your depression? Fortunately, there is hope. Here are the key steps we’ll help you take.

Working with an objective third party gives you a positive perspective

To get out of depression, you will need an objective third party. Friends and family can offer support. However, a trained clinician with knowledge of evidence-based practices and mechanics of healing are ideal to make change. Your clinician will work with you to develop small, actionable changes that help you feel better.

Make small changes in your thinking

Many of the steps recommended to people with depression are only behavioral changes. However, behavioral change is not the core of the problem. You know you should take more walks in the park. In fact, you want to want to, but you don’t really want to.

Breaking out of this cycle means walking through a series of small changes in your thinking. These cognitive changes will begin to lead to behavior changes. Just like you have slowly spiraled your way into depression, you can slowly build your way back up.

Take the first step

The hardest step is the first one. Taking the step of making a phone call, sending a text, or sending an email is challenging. We know this can feel daunting and impossible. But we’ve provided every method we know of getting in touch so you can get help. Fill out the form below. All you have to do is put in your email address—don’t even worry about entering your name or a message, though you can if you want to. Or, call or text the number below. Someone will reach back out to you within the next two business days.

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