Q&A: What can I do to get over my depression and get back to a normal and social person?
Hi SAM, thanks for your question, and SORRY you're going through this! First of all, I'm sorry to say depression is absolutely "normal". Approximately 7% of people in the US suffer from depression. Severe depression can be debilitating, however, and in that situation I highly recommend seeking therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. There are interventions that can really help your symptoms, don't suffer alone! If you don't feel comfortable reaching out to friends and family for a referral, I recommend looking for a practice that takes insurance, has many clinicians to choose from, and is easy for you to get to. The first appointment is the hardest to make, but you can do it!
Best of luck. We're pulling for you!
I would be happy to talk with you further about my approach in helping clients in your situation