Mental Health Resources in Memphis, TN


Treatment for Depression and Related Services

Mental Health Resources Depression Treatment Services

Every year approximately 13 million adults have reported experiencing depression.  This is approximately 7% of the U.S. population.  Symptoms of depression are common and are more than ordinary sadness or a case of the blues.  Clinical depression includes symptoms such as frequent crying spells, feeling on the verge of tears, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, inadequacy, impaired attention and concentration, decreased energy, problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, early morning awakening (all forms of insomnia) or having trouble getting out of bed, trouble starting to do things, irritability, resentfulness, loss of interest in activities, loss of appetite or over eating.  Left untreated, depression can last for years and lead to a life of emptiness and misery.  Untreated depression often results in thoughts of suicide and therefore can be fatal.  Among adults who experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, 56.3% thought during their worst or most recent episode that it would be better if they were dead, 40.3% thought about committing suicide, 14.5% made a suicide plan, and 10.4% made a suicide attempt.  Approximately 10% of depressed adults commit suicide each year.  Unfortunately, it has been estimated that about only half of those who need depression treatment actually receive it.

Because our depression treatment relies on evidence based practices, our Intensive Outpatient Program shares many common methods with other successful treatment methods.  The foundation of our depression treatment program for relies on the principles of the stages of change, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused treatment, skills training and identifying repetitive dysfunctional behavioral relationship patterns to promote recovery from depression and other mental health disorders.  In fact, our Intensive Outpatient Program in Memphis, TN that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of these disorders in six peer reviewed treatment outcome studies.   Our treatment center provides services to those who need more treatment than one hour a week, but less than 24 hour care, by providing three hours of treatment per day, three to five days per week, in an intensive outpatient setting.  If you or a loved one is showing signs of depression or anxiety, they should be assessed by a trained mental health professional who can help design a plan for depression treatment that can result in recovery.  Depression treatment for depression and anxiety can be highly successful.  Call us at 901-682-6136 to schedule an appointment.