Are you just feeling blue, or is your sadness something more serious? Everyone occasionally feels down, but it usually passes within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with normal daily life and causes pain for the person with the disorder and for those who care about him or her.
Depression is a common but serious illness. Most people who experience it need treatment in order to get better, but many never seek that treatment. Of those who do, the vast majority – even those with severe depression – can get better. Intensive research into the illness has resulted in medications, psychotherapies and other methods of treatment.
Pathways offers two depression screening days per year. One is conducted in the fall for adults and another in the spring for adolescents. Professional counselors carry out the screenings at Pathways, located at 200 Heritage Way in Kalispell, and keep all information confidential.
To learn more, or if you or someone you know needs immediate information on resources for depression, please call Pathways anytime at (406) 756-3950.
Depression Support Group
Pathways offers a Depression Support Group on Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Pathways conference room. This is FREE and open to the public. The Depression Support Group is a peer-led group that meets weekly to learn and reinforce coping skills for people who deal with daily depression.
For more information about the Depression Support Group, call Courtney at (406) 756-3950.