Depression treatment with Terri Clinton Dichiser at Take Charge, Inc., can help all year long, but especially during holidays like Valentine’s Day. There are many reasons you can be depressed about Valentine’s Day, yet it is possible to enjoy the day when fighting depression.
Valentine’s Day is certainly a happy occasion for many. An opportunity to spend a day with that special someone. A time to generate more memories, show your love or feel loved. But for others, it’s anything but … even if you are in a relationship. For a number of people, the commercially designated day of love can actually cause stress, anxiety, unhappiness and even depression.
There are several ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day, including taking care of yourself and making an appointment to address depression treatment. Another way is to accept that we all have different ways to celebrate and create your own meaning. There is no rule that you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Don’t let advertising, store displays, or stories of others make you feel bad. February 14th is another day of the year, and there is no reason you can’t create a new tradition or enjoy as a normal day.
Avoid watching romantic movies and listening to love songs. For people prone to depression participating in these types of activities are likely to elicit sadness about being alone during this holiday.
Plan a day revolving around a recreational activity, event or self-care unrelated to Valentine’s Day. For example:
- attend a sporting event
- see a play
- go to a concert
- read that favorite book
- get a massage
This might be a time for you to focus on activities of creating new relationships or nurturing existing relationships. Invite a friend or family member over or for an activity. Having plans to do something concrete will help to take your mind off and not focus on being single or your relationship problems. Plus, if you choose something memorable, then each year you will have something to celebrate on that date that extends beyond Valentine’s Day.
With depression treatment at Take Charge, Inc., in Overland Park, Kansas, healing and understanding go together and most of life’s issues can be managed and maintained through a consistent, commitment to you.
Terri provides a safe, comfortable environment that allows you to put your thoughts and feelings into words, without fear of criticism or judgment. She will guide you into a better understanding and possibly a different perspective on your life’s circumstances.
For more information about depression treatment at Take Charge, Inc., call (913) 239-8255 to make an appointment.