Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions among Americans. Experiencing feelings of sadness and loneliness from time to time is a normal reaction to life’s events, and, for most people, these feelings come and go in relation to what is happening in their lives. Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. For the most part, experts don’t link depression to a single event but a combination of factors and experiences. The most effective approach to depression treatment often involves a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
Current research points to the COVID-19 pandemic as having a direct and significant impact on mental health, with reported rates of depression tripling over the past year. Rose Hill Center is here to help. Call us at 866.367.0220 to find out about treatment for depression and other mental health conditions.
Understanding the Increase in Rates of Depression
According to reports from the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability globally, affecting more than 250 million people. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide surge in the rates of reported depression. In the United States, studies show that there has been a significant increase in the rates of mental health conditions. In fact, 40% of adults across all demographic groups report that they struggle with mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Over the past year, people experienced the unpredictable nature of COVID-19. The resulting unprecedented stay-at-home orders disrupted and, in many cases, completely halted access to critical mental health services. However, at the same time, the demand for these services was at an all-time high. Some of the factors contributing to the significantly higher rates of depression include:
- Social isolation, especially for those who live alone
- Financial insecurity
- Employment insecurity
- Housing and food insecurities
- Sense of a loss of control and personal freedoms
- Concern for the health of oneself and loved ones
Even before COVID-19, the statistics showed that the rates of depression among American adults were already rising. This rise was pervasive among the millions who live with financial instability. In fact, financial instability is a significant contributor to depression. Research indicates that individuals who have $5000 or less in savings are almost 50% more likely to suffer from depression. At Rose Hill Center, we are committed to helping combat the increase of depression in the face of COVID-19. Reach out to us at 866.367.0220 to determine how we can help during this unprecedented time.
Treating Depression at Rose Hill Center
So far in 2021, statistics indicate that the rate of depression, as a direct result of the impacts of COVID-19, not only continue to be on the rise. Additionally, the effects of the past year will be long-lasting. COVID-19 itself can cause neurological and mental health complications. Unfortunately, those who have a pre-existing mental health condition like depression are more vulnerable to its effects. Good mental health is fundamental to overall health and well-being. If the impacts of COVID-19 have created new or exacerbated existing symptoms of depression, Rose Hill Center can help. Our treatment options include:
- Residential rehabilitation service
- Transitional living service
- Community support service
- Extended residential service
- Co-occurring rehabilitation service
The treatment team at Rose Hill Center is on the cutting-edge of information about the impacts of COVID-19 on the rates of depression and other co-occurring disorders. Furthermore, we are here to help you or your loved one navigate this difficult time.
Rose Hill Center Offers Depression Treatment During COVID-19
The treatment team at Rose Hill Center is always available to provide treatment for mental health disorders. However, we currently want to focus on helping individuals cope with their depression during this difficult time. We offer comprehensive treatment that will not only get you through this challenging time but provide you with the skills and resources to promote life-long healing. Use our online form, or call 866.367.0220 to learn more about our depression treatment services.