“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.”

Depression is a debilitating mental health illness that affects a person’s life. Depression causes a person to decline invitations to social events, family gatherings, and special occasions with loved ones. Depression is crippling. It prevents a person from enjoying the things they once had fun doing. Relationships are impacted by depression and it leads to helplessness, hopelessness, and loneliness.

Depression is more than just sadness or having a bad day. Many people with depression use drugs or alcohol as a way to escape the pain they are going through. This can lead to substance abuse or addiction and cause many physical health problems such as brain damage, overdose, or early death. If you suffer from depression and addiction, get professional help to treat both conditions.

When a person has depression, he or she cries all the time, cannot sleep or sleeps too much, and isolates his or herself from everyone. Depression affects job performance and can cause tardiness or frequent absences, which will lead to job termination. When a person is battling a mental health illness, such as depression, he or she might use drugs or alcohol to cope with their feelings.

Shannon Russo Soltesz wrote about her recovery from depression for Quora.com (2016) and stated, “Recovering from depression is amazing! It’s like a veil is lifted and suddenly colors are brighter and you can love people more. You’ll find yourself smiling for no reason and be amazed that you can even do that. Your energy comes back and you can do things again. You care about what happens. You feel plugged into the world around you.”

Some people only face depression once in their lives and others encounter depression multiple times. When you are in recovery from depression, you will feel as good as you once did. Recovery from depression is liberating. Things you had an interest in doing before will be fun again. Never use drugs or alcohol to cope with depression.

With the right treatment, symptoms of depression will subside and you will slowly begin to feel more at ease and comfortable. You can feel well again.

Do not let addiction destroy your life. If you or a loved one struggles with addiction, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in addiction treatment and encompasses holistic therapy for the mind, body, and soul with a focus on staying active and connected to nature. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started: 888-855-6877

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