"Mental health experts have long been aware that even mild, repeated stress can contribute to the development of depression and other mood disorders…", according to Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. The findings may have broad implications for anyone whose stress levels threaten to become emotionally overwhelming. To learn more about the "How Exercise May Protect Against Depression" article (posted in The New York Times on October 3, 2014) or for a copy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, depression is much more common in children, adolescents and adults than many know. If not treated early and effectively, it can lead to serious physical and emotional outcomes that adversely affects individuals, families and communities. Our local, state and national news is filled with many tragic stories where depression was a mitigating factor.
Exercise is one of many important methods to help combat depression, but by itself, may not be enough! It is important to get early professional help from a licensed counselor experienced to effectively diagnose the cause of someone's depression, and then to get help from therapy and other supportive remedies.
For more information or immediate help, please call one of our licensed professionals at (440) 352-8954.