I came into counseling when my mother died unexpectedly. It was like having the rug pulled out from under me. Suddenly, I did not know who I was any more. I had not realized how important my mother was to my own self-identity. I had a lot of crying to do, and I had a lot of questions to answer about what my own life was about. Bryan Austill at the Center led me through my grieving process and set me on the path of self discovery. Not an easy path, but I could not have done it without Bryan.



According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 14.8 million adult Americans suffer from major depressive disorder and another 3.3 million suffer from mild or chronic depression. Many do not even recognize that they have a condition that can be treated very effectively. There is still some stigma, or reluctance, associated with seeking help for emotional and mental problems, including depression. Unfortunately, feelings of depression often are viewed as a sign of weakness rather than as a signal that something is out of balance. The fact is that people with depression cannot simply "snap out of it" and feel better spontaneously. Read more about depression. Get the help you deserve.

Depression: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (http://www.depression-screening.org/)

How Psychotherapy Helps People Recover From Depression - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their How Therapy HelpsĀ series. (http://www.apapracticecentral.org/outreach/depression.pdf?_ga=1.2544432.183685963.1465401915)

Dr. Ivan's Depression Central - Clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders. Maintained by Dr. Ivan Goldberg (http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.html)

Mayo Clinic on Postpartum Depression - Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression and Coping. (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/basics/definition/con-20029130)

Does Depression Impact You (http://samaritan-vail.org/index.php/vail-counseling/resources/does_depression_impact_you/)