Hi I am Jeff Bates, a Counselor. I am here to help with anxiety and depression. Below are useful anxiety and depression articles that I have researched and thought were useful.

Therapy Takes Work

In order to benefit from therapy, a client must be actively engaged and willing to do some work in sessions and some homework at home. Most of us have developed habits in our lives. Many of them are good and make life easier - like making the bed in the morning,...

Sleep is important when dealing with depression.

A poor sleep schedule is among the several physical symptoms of depression. Depression can cause bedtime problems such as insomnia, but trouble sleeping can also enhance depression symptoms by interfering with your body’s circadian rhythm.

Harmful Ways People Cope with Depression

Depression can be difficult to tolerate. It can run the spectrum from a gnawing feeling of low and constant fatigue and worry to feeling hopeless, despairing, trapped, and desperately alone. When depression is at its worst, the prospect of suicide can feel like the...

Even happy, outgoing friends may have hidden depression.

Most people assume they would know if someone they were close to were going through a hard time, or if a family member needed emotional help. But in reality, many people have depression that is hidden from everyone around them. They may either hide the depression from...