Everyone knows what it feels like to be sad, hopeless, and alone from time to time. However, for individuals that are depressed, these feelings last for longer periods of time and are so intense that they begin to interfere with an individual’s ability to function properly. When the feelings of hopelessness become so overwhelming that the idea of doing anything more than lying in bed sounds too difficult, call the caring staff at Mount Regis today. We can help you work past that pain and start to look forward to living your life once more.
Depression is not normal, temporary unhappiness. Major depressive disorder involves episodes of extreme sadness that may come and go, but the severity of these episodes leads to additional symptoms in the interim. Even the most severe cases of depression are treatable, but you need an effective treatment plan and the continued support, such as offered at Mount Regis.
For people with co-occurring substance abuse problems and depression the ability to function in everyday life can become nearly impossible. Many times the painful emotions surrounding depression can cause an individual to turn to alcohol and substance abuse to try and self-medicate the symptoms away. The combination of substance abuse problems and depression symptoms can spiral out of control.
Right now it may seem that you will never be able to overcome your pain and be happy again, but Mount Regis is here to help you realize you have a bright future ahead of you.
Why Seek Treatment for Depression at Mount Regis?
At Mount Regis we understand that suffering from depression can leave you feeling isolated and hopeless. Our well-trained and compassionate staff knows how scary coming to treatment and facing emotions that you have kept buried for so long can be. We realize that the symptoms you are experiencing affect every aspect of your life and that you are at a loss as to how to get your life back in order.
If left untreated the effects of depression only worsen, leaving behind a great path of destruction. In addition to becoming socially isolated or no longer engaging in activities you once enjoyed, the sadness can become so severe that thoughts of suicide may begin to occur. Individuals may think that there is no other way to end the pain and suffering. We want you to know that there is another way to end the pain, we are here to show you the way. The staff here have the experience helping individuals work through their depression and go on to live happy lives.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
Mount Regis is a small recovery center that provides an intimate atmosphere that is the perfect place to begin the healing process. Due to the small size of our programs we are able to offer every patient individualized treatment based upon their particular needs. We make it our priority to get to know each patient on a personal level, learning each person’s unique capabilities, strengths, personality, and preferences. Our approach is to care for all aspects within each individual. At Mount Regis you will find compassion, dedication, and commitment in our efforts to help you on your journey to recovery.
Types of Therapy we use to Treat Depression
The recovery programs at Mount Regis offer holistic methods that focuses on the whole individual. Our inpatient and extended stay programs provide an individual the ideal environment to begin the recovery process by providing a safe place away from the stressors of the outside world. By allowing individuals the time to escape from demanding responsibilities and environmental stress they are able to place their energy into healing. Some of the therapeutic methods we offer include:
The main treatment approach we use at Mount Regis is small group therapy. By talking to others who are going through similar experiences about your depression, you will realize there are others who share your pain and understand what you are going through. Through sharing experiences with each other you will gain support and learn how to heal together.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to help individuals identify any misconceptions or negative thoughts they hold that may have an impact on their depression. This therapy will help you to evaluate these feelings and patterns in your thinking so that you can learn more adaptive ways of thinking. Once you have been able to change theses negative thought patterns and the associated feelings, you will be able to alter your behaviors for the better.
Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT) focuses on balancing acceptance, tolerance, and changing thoughts and beliefs. REBT helps individuals learn how to express their feelings and then accept that what has happened is in the past allowing them to move on. Finally, REBT teaches strategies to use in order to better tolerate all of their overwhelming emotions.
We take the time to work with families, providing them with information about their loved one’s depression and the treatment process. Through family therapy we help you and your loved ones process issues and emotions that have come about as a result of the depression.
Our program is mainly based around small groups, however we recognize there are time individuals may need to explore issues in a more private setting. Our trained counselors may deem it necessary to provide individual counseling for specific individuals to help them process specific difficulties that are raised in group sessions.
In addition to traditional therapeutic approaches, we offer a number of experiential options. These options include:
- Recreational programming
- Art programming
- Yoga program
- Spiritual Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
The staff at Mount Regis is committed to helping you improve your quality of life not only during your stay, but once you are ready to leave our recovery center. We want to help you maintain all the progress you have made in your recovery while you work to re-establish your life in your community.
Once it has been determined that you no longer need the intense level of care our program offers, we will work with you to help decide the next step for your treatment. We offer several levels of care that you can transfer into depending on your specific needs at the time. The day treatment program we offer is another intensive program, but it allows you the opportunity to spend nights at home with your family. If you would rather stay closer to our center we do have several apartments available for use during your treatment program. Our intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is another option that many patients find effective. This program is not as intense as some of our other programs, but offers more support than traditional outpatient therapy.
We also offer an Aftercare Program which is open to Mount Regis alumni free of charge for three months post-discharge. This program is designed to help you to continue to be successful with your recovery and provide support to prevent relapse. The aftercare program offers both group and individual therapy that helps you process issues that have arisen since discharge.