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Depression is a commonly occurring mental health condition, as a primary issue and as a secondary issue co-occurring with addiction, other mental health issues, and trauma.

Therapy: Various forms of therapy are proven to help with reducing the severity of symptoms of depression. Traditional psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and many more are proven interventions for depression. Depression can be inherited genetically, developed as a response to trauma, caused by chemical addictions, shifts in hormones, and many other causes. Therapy can help investigate root causes of depression, develop treatment plans, and build other strategies for coping. Medication: Medication is a common and relied upon form of treatment for depression. Not everyone will need psycho-pharmaceutical treatment, likewise, not everyone will be able to cope with depression effectively without medication. Working closely with a psychiatrist or a prescribing doctor can take time to find the right medication and dosage. Medication is not a cure for depression but a treatment for depression. Engaging in medication treatment while participating in therapy and other forms of coping is encouraged. Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a proven practice, scientifically backed for its efficacy in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Though mindfulness is spiritual in origin, the practice does not require any kind of spiritual inclination. Themes of being present, focusing on being in the moment, awareness, paying attention, and noticing drive the practice. As a result, anxiety, fear, and stress is reduced between the mind and the body. Meditation: Meditation and mindfulness often go hand in hand but are not precisely the same practice. Meditation is a mental practice often centered on a focus of the breath. Many different disciplines of meditation exist which all take different forms. Meditation can be practiced in as little as five minutes a day and still produce the same benefits. Exercise: Movement of the body means a movement of energy, production of energy, and balance of hormones. Exercise is one of the most highly encouraged forms of depression treatment and is emphasized as a necessary part of anyone’s depression treatment program. A minimum of 20 minutes of exercise a day is recommended. Diet and Nutrition: Mental health depends on physical health, supported by a well rounded diet and nutrition plan. Increasing amounts of research indicate strong ties between mental health and the health of the gut biome, which is directly influenced by food consumption.

You can live life with confidence. Everyone has a story before they come to treatment. When you arrive at The Guest House Ocala, you arrive to open, welcoming arms. Our treatment programs are customized concierge style to meet your every unique need in order to heal from trauma, addictions, and other related mental health issues. Call us today for information on life at the estate: 1-855-483-7800