Depressive thoughts and feelings UCWC
Understanding Depressive Thoughts and Feelings
It is not uncommon to have periods of time when you feel higher or lower, better or worse. However, some people find themselves consistently getting stuck in a more negative mindset, and have a hard time bringing themselves out of it. This can be caused by a variety of external and internal factors that present themselves as symptoms associated with depression. Whatever the case, it is important that you take the steps to begin trying to find a way toward greater equaliberium and positive feelings.
Sometimes, depressed feelings can be brought on or exacerbated by stress. Our page on Stress Management includes a list of suggestions for managing stress. Additionally, this website has techniques for coping with depressed feelings. If you feel that you may need more than the strategies offered above to help you with depressive thoughts and feelings, you may wish to schedule an appointment with the UCWC by calling 412.396.6204.
For emergencies, make your way to the nearest hospital ER or call the counselor on call after business hours (412-396-COPS) or the re:solve crisis intervention hotline at 1.888.796.8226.