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Around the country, mental health advocates are making their voices heard. In Michigan recently, hundreds of individuals came together at the state capital for a rally to show support for better mental health care around the state. Hosted by the state’s Community Mental Health agencies, the organizers hope that events such as this can help people in towns like Portage, MI to better understand mental illness and get the help they need to manage their symptoms effectively.

Treating Depression

Depression is a common mental health disorder experienced by millions of Americans. Individuals who suffer from this disorder often experience extreme sadness, hopelessness and helplessness. Many have trouble functioning on a daily basis and may withdraw from close relationships. Thankfully, depression is a treatable condition that can be managed with professional care and support from loved ones. Below are some commonly used treatments for depression:

  • Medications. Antidepressants are often used to help balance out the individual’s brain chemistry.
  • Psychotherapy. Counseling sessions with a mental health professional, in which the individual learns what causes depression as well as how to alter responses to those events or circumstances, can be hugely beneficial.
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Electric currents are passed through the brain in ECT. This is most often used for individuals who cannot take medications or for whom medications do not work.
  • Residential programs. In cases of severe depression, if individuals are struggling in daily life, or if individuals are endangering themselves, hospitalization could be necessary.

Call for More Information Today

If you believe that someone close to you is struggling with mental health issues in Portage, MI, help is available. Call us today to learn about how to best help your loved one.

Portage Treatment Centers

325 E CENTRE AVE,
Portage, MI 49002
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269-488-7342