Depression, Anxiety, & Trauma

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What Is Depression?

Depression is a condition where you may be experiencing sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, and disinterest. You may be unmotivated by life in general. These feelings, when occurring over a short period of time, are considered having the blues. However, if these feelings last for a longer period of time and interfere with normal, daily activities, then you are most likely experiencing depression.

For professional depression counseling, call Family Life Counseling at 308-236-2014.

Depression Warning Signs

Signs to look for include:
  • Enduring sadness
  • Low self-esteem and self-loathing attitude
  • No interest in what you normally enjoy
  • Feelings of irritability and wanting to isolate
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of energy and concentration (focus)
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Change in appetite and weight
  • Suicidal thoughts

What Is Anxiety?

There are over 100 anxiety symptoms and signs for anxiety, panic attacks, and other anxiety disorders including the following: 
  • "Racing" heart
  • Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
  • Sense of terror, or impending doom or death
  • Feeling sweaty or having chills
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Feeling a loss of control or going crazy
  • Headaches 
  • Neck tension 
  • Upset stomach, nervous stomach, and nausea
  • Sleep problems and inability to rest
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What Is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, violence, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial often occur. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, avoidance of triggers, strained relationships and even the symptoms of depression and anxiety. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.

Depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma are all treatable because they affect the way in which a person feels, behaves, thinks, and functions. Give Carol a call at 308-236-2014 to learn more and find relief from your symptoms.
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Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma Resources

Books:
  • You Are What You Think by David Stoop
Websites:
Hotlines:
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE & 1-800-237-TALK
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Screening tools:
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