Depression is a difficult mental illness to take on alone. Left untreated, depression will hurt productivity at work and school, social connections, physical health and many more aspects of life. In some cases it can lead to substance abuse or suicide. Millions of people around the world struggle with depression but thankfully there is help available for this mental illness.

Contacting the right resources is a vital first step toward recovery. Mental health facilities in Texas are built from the ground up to take advantage of the latest, cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment options available for a variety of different kinds of depression. This assures each patient is receiving a unique treatment tailored to their needs. The Texas Depression Helpline is a critical resource for those in the Lone Star State looking for help. Please don’t hesitate to call us for help with yours or a loved one’s depression


Know when to reach out


Realizing you need help is the vital first step toward recovery. Learning to recognize the symptoms of depression can be a huge help in knowing when it is time to reach out. A few major indicators that someone is dealing with depression include:

  • Changes in mood

Depression can cause a person to exhibit irritability and/or a depressed mood. Most adults will exhibit a depressed mood while teens will appear agitated and hostile

  • Anhedonia

This symptoms causes a person to lose interest in all activities, hobbies etc. that previously brought them joy

  • Changes in weight and appetite

Either caused by eating more than usual as a coping mechanism and thus gaining weight or eating less because the appetite is diminished and losing weight

  • Changes in sleeping patterns

This can be exhibited through either insomnia, which is trouble sleeping, or hypersomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness or excessive time spent sleeping

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For those in need of depression treatment it is always best to see a doctor to get a full assessment of one’s issue. This can help to identify what type of depression a person is dealing with and help to determine what type of treatment will work best for them.

Therapy options

There are multiple types of therapies that can help a person with depression. Most commonly, cognitive behavioral therapy is recommended along with others therapies such as equine therapy or mindfulness.


Depending of a person’s circumstances, a doctor can prescribe them with anti-depressant medication to help combat their symptoms. Anti-depressants can include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and more.

Further support

Even after a person has undergone treatment and feels like they have their depression under control, further support can be a huge help. This can help them deal with any triggers they may encounter and can help them in case they relapse.

Reaching out for this help can be daunting, which is why the Texas Mental Health Hotline is a great resource for those looking for depression treatment. We have a regularly updated blogroll for readers to stay informed about the latest and greatest information on the diagnosis and treatment of depression. Getting in touch is also easy. There is a live chat, email form and phone number to reach us in any way you are comfortable. Our representatives are ready to answer your questions and help you get the help you need in treating depression, whatever or however it is hurting. Take care of yourself and get the help you need to get back into life and the world.

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