If you feel down, depressed, don't want to wake up...
If you feel down, depressed, don’t want to wake up… You may have a hard time getting out of bed or feeling any joy in your day. You might feel sad, have bouts of crying or have a hard time connecting with people in your life. You may have started to isolate yourself and limit your daily activities. You may feel you don’t have the energy to eat, bathe or take care of your daily obligations.
If you feel this describes you, feel free to take the following quiz that might give you more information about your level of depression. PHQ-9: https://www.integration.samhsa.gov/images/res/PHQ%20-%20Questions.pdf If you score over 5 on the PHQ9, you are an excellent candidate for EMDR and therapy will be most helpful for you. If you answered yes to question 9, please seek immediate help through the crisis lines listed below.
EMDR helps reset the brain and in the process of preparing for reprocessing, we spend a lot of time figuring out positive coping skills and developing resources to help you exercise your ‘Calmness, Healing, Resilience’ muscle.
Healing is possible. You deserve to feel better. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you further along your journey toward Healing Self. Rachael Bain-Chase, LCSW, EMDR Therapist www.healingselftherapy.com
If you are in crisis or experiencing high levels of depression or feeling suicidal right now and need someone to talk to 24-7, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit the website at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for chat options.