Helix Healing & Recovery: A Depression Treatment Program
Helix Healing & Recovery is a treatment program that treats adults with primary mental health issues and dual diagnoses in an exclusive, residential setting. We take a collaborative approach with our clients to support them in learning how to manage their mental health and substance abuse issues. Our residential program offers a variety of holistic and empirically-based approaches to address the cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of healing and recovery. Additionally, clients and their therapists may elect to utilize specific treatment modalities with more frequency in order to target specific mental health symptoms, including depression.
More About Depression
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is also commonly referred to as Major Depression or Clinical Depression. Major Depressive disorder is far more than the “blues” that most people experience on occasion.
Major Depressive Disorder involves a period of profound hopelessness/helplessness, sadness, loss of interest, anhedonia and isolation that is significant enough to interfere with a person’s daily life—work, self-care, physical health and relationships. Each person’s symptoms may vary with Major Depressive Disorder. Some individuals may lose weight, have trouble sleeping and feel agitated and irritable, whereas, others may sleep or eat excessively and experience feelings of worthlessness and guilt. Other common symptoms include low self-esteem, feelings of despair and hopelessness, which often lead to social isolation. Additionally, people with Major Depressive Disorder may also experience symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, somatic symptoms, memory impairment, apathy, fatigue and lethargy.
Major Depressive Disorder may occur at any age; however the typical age of onset appears to be during a person’s mid-20’s. Individuals with a first-degree relative (parent or sibling) who has experienced an episode of Major Depressive Disorder are more likely to also develop the disorder than those without. Although the exact causes of Major Depressive Disorder are not fully known, various factors, usually in combination, have been identified as possible influences on the development of Major Depressive Disorder: neurochemical abnormalities, certain medical conditions (i.e. thyroid irregularities, cancer, hormonal changes), traumatic experiences, certain medications (i.e. steroids), alcohol or drug abuse, insomnia, and/or stressful life events. Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder is typically made through a clinical interview that includes a self-report and report from others on the depressed person’s mood, behaviors, and thinking.
How Helix Healing & Recovery Treats Clients Recovering From Depression
Helix Healing & Recovery is modeled after Hanbleceya Treatment Center, which has a rich history of treating depression that goes back to 1979. Our first priority is treating the person and we view a client’s mental health and substance abuse issues as a part of the human being who comes to us seeking help and relief from suffering. The philosophy at Helix Healing & Recovery is to view the whole person –the person’s strengths, unique talents, and individual struggles. While many of our treatment modalities are effective for treating an array of “diagnoses,” we believe in the importance of recognizing the unique qualities of each human being and tailor aspects of treatment approaches to address aspects of an individual’s behavior that interfere with his or her ability to live a meaningful and productive life.
Helix Healing and Recovery community offers a safe and loving environment in which clients learn to respond to themselves, to others, and to situations in the world in an authentic and effective way. There is one main goal: to support clients in learning the skills he/she needs to live a happy, healthy, independent life. If you or a loved-one is suffering from depression, we are here to help. Your admission starts with a phone call to one of our admissions coordinators, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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