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Have you or someone you love experienced depression during the last year?

We Treat Depression

Depression can make it hard for you to function and continue doing the things you love. Depression is a serious mental illness that persist for weeks if not longer. It is a disease and not a feeling you can easily change. Jackson House has programs that can treat your depression, help you return to a more fulfilling life and feel better again.

According to the World Health Organization, 294 million people suffer from depression. Jackson House gives you hope.

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates 17.3 million adults in the U.S. experienced a major depressive episode at some point during the past year. When people are depressed, they can lose interest in daily activities, experience serious feelings of sadness along with trouble with sleeping, concentration, eating, energy and their self-worth. Receiving proper treatment allows you to return to work, enjoy time with loved ones and restore your will to live.

 

Do I have Depression?

Depression is different than feeling sad. It is normal to feel emotional reactions in response to life events. However, the feelings of depression are much more severe, persist for a longer period of time and can be debilitating. The first step in seeking treatment is to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression. This information can make it easier to reach out to a professional for help.

Are you depressed? Take our quiz. 

Common symptoms of depression can include:

  • A strong and persistent feeling of hopelessness
  • Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Changes in sleep patterns (either more sleep or sudden insomnia)
  • Constantly feeling nervous or anxious
  • Drastic mood swings
  • Alterations in normal eating patterns

Depression can be caused by one or multiple factors such as major life changes, a recent loss, starting a new job, a personal breakup, financial troubles, changes in hormones, a long-term illness, medication changes or other medical problems. Depression can also run in families so your risk factor may be higher if other relatives have been diagnosed with the disease.

Quiz

Take our short quiz to see if you or someone you care about has any signs of depression. Remember there is hope. Jackson House is here to help.

Question 1

Have you been depressed more days than not?

Question 2

Have you canceled social engagements or avoided making plans with others because you do not want to be around other people?

Question 3

Have you found that you don’t have the energy or motivation to keep up with your daily routine? This could be struggling to get out of bed in the morning, finding it hard to go to work or difficulty maintaining your personal hygiene.

Question 4

Have you noticed a change in your ability to remember things or concentrate?

Question 5

Do you feel like your sleep pattern has changed, such as more or less sleep than usual?

Question 6

Do you feel down but do not understand why you feel this way?

Question 7

Have you recently felt more anxious, worried or can’t get your mind off of things?

Question 8

Have you noticed a sudden change in your appetite? Maybe you have lost an interest in eating or you are finding yourself eating more than usual.

Question 9

Have you been more consumed with negative thoughts about yourself and who you are as a person?

Question 10

Have you had hopeless thoughts and questioned if things will get better?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above you, or the person you are worried about, could be experiencing symptoms of depression. You should find a healthcare professional who can provide you with a proper diagnosis and the best treatment options for your needs. Call our team today to learn how we can help.

This Quiz is for informational purposes only and not to be considered a diagnosis of depression. Please consult a mental health professional.

Depression Treatment at Jackson House

When you’re feeling depressed, it can seem like there is no hope. However, even the most serious forms of depression are treatable. At Jackson House, we can help you find joy again and bring the spark back to your life. We customize our depression treatment programs to meet the needs of each of our clients. Our programs include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This form of therapy targets your thoughts and actions. Your thoughts play a large role in how you feel. If your thought patterns are continually negative, it can start to impact your sense of self-worth. Sometimes the skills we’ve developed to respond to situations are not healthy or productive and can leave us feeling depressed. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you and your therapist will work to identify your current thought patterns and behavioral responses that might be contributing to your depression. Together, you will work to develop new thought patterns and coping methods.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps clients develop new skills to deal with the stress of everyday life. This type of therapy can have a significant impact on your depression through learning new and tangible techniques to deal with your emotions, conflict and interpersonal relationships. Additionally, we help clients accept behaviors they may be uncomfortable with, instead of continually struggling against them. We’ve found this can make it easier to change your behavior, break away from the negative aspects of your life and develop new responses.

Medication Management

Many people who struggle with depression use medicine in conjunction with therapy to help them manage their illness. There are many antidepressants available today and sometimes it can take a while to find the right medication and dosage. At Jackson House, we work side by side with our clients to help them find the right medication for their lifestyle.

Stress Management

Leading a healthy lifestyle can make a big difference in fighting depression. You can improve your mental and physical health with a regular exercise routine, healthy food choices and consistent sleep schedule. Additionally, we work with our clients to develop habits to increase mindfulness, such as meditation and yoga.

Jackson house helped so much with my needs. The staff was very compassionate and caring. They provided me with some good solid tools and helped me feel better about myself. Thank you Jackson house staff!

Amber

When to see a Doctor

If you are experiencing signs of depression, reach out for help. You do not have to continue to suffer. You can make changes to get back to feeling like yourself again. Our team is ready to help you make the change today!

It’s time to feel better.

We are here to help and are in-network with most insurance providers. Call us for a free, confidential consultation.

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If you’re a provider and need to send us information on a client, please feel free to fax us at 619-303-7044. If you need help immediately, call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-766-4274. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Jackson House is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing Division and certified by the Department of Health Care Services. We are also CARF Accredited. If you have any client or quality of care concerns, please reach out to us at 888-255-9280. If your concerns need further attention, you can contact the Department of Public Health at 619-278-3700 or the Community Care Licensing Division at 1-844-538-8766.