Your health care provider may refer you to a mental health
provider who does counseling. Talking about your feelings can get
you out of that "rut" that results from having negative
Counseling will also help you identify and change situations
that add to your depression. This may be an unhappy relationship,
parenting troubles, personal loss or other problems.
A mental health provider will help you develop attitudes and
skills that are important to your recovery. Together, with your
counselor, you can decide what behavior and lifestyle changes would
make you feel better.
You may try other treatments in combination with your doctor's recommendations, such as:
For information on healing therapies, contact
The Penny George® Institute for Health and Healing at 612-863-3333.
Allina Health's Patient Education, Depression Workbook, mh-ahc-94394
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