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You Deserve To Feel Supported

Over the past two years, therapists have seen heightened mental health challenges. According to the CDC, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of anxiety or a depressive disorderincreased from 36.4% to 41.5%. Many report feeling “off”, “overwhelmed” or “stressed” and aren’t sure of what to do. If you are noticing any of the following changes you may want to consider reaching out for additional support from a therapist.

Changes in sleep

Maybe you’re having trouble falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night as a result of constant worry. A therapist can further assess what is contributing to symptoms and how to implement strategies to address the underlying cause.

Loss of motivation or isolation

If you feel an overwhelming sense of drain or tiredness and can’t seem to motivate yourself to leave the house, some extra support may be needed. Although many people have a sense of recharge, spending time alone and doing things they enjoy, isolating yourself can do the opposite and fuel symptoms of depression. If you’re finding it difficult to be around people you once enjoyed, therapeutic support could be helpful.

Loss of interest in activities

If you find that you no longer enjoy engaging in the activities you once looked forward to, it could be a red flag that additional support is needed. An assessment with a provider can determine the best way to address symptoms.

Loss or increase in appetite

If you are noticing a significant change in your appetite coupled with any of the changes mentioned above, it could possibly be a warning sign that you may be experiencing an increase in depression or anxiety symptoms.

If any of these signs resonated with you, you are not alone and there is support to help you understand what is going on and to formulate a plan to help you feel better.

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