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Rejoice Counseling Apostolate - Highlight on Depression 

The holidays are upon us and with it many activities, travel, and family gatherings are ahead!  While this can be a time of great joy, it can also be a time of pain for individuals suffering from sadness and depression.     

 

Depression by the Numbers:  

  • Depression ranks among the top 3 workplace issues in the U.S. 
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. among people ages 15-44. 
  • It is estimated that 7% of the general population suffers from depression. 
  • Nearly 15% of women suffer from postpartum depression within 4-6 weeks of giving birth. 
  • 30% of college students report feeling depressed. 
  • Two-thirds of people with depression do not seek nor receive proper treatment. 
  • 80% of people treated for depression show improvement within 4-6 weeks.  

 

Common Symptoms Include:  Feeling helpless or hopeless, apathy, general discontent, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, sadness, excess sleepiness or restless sleep, fatigue, loss of appetite, excessive crying, irritability, social isolation, lack of concentration, slowness in activity, and weight gain or loss. 
 

How We Can Help: If you or a loved one suffers from one or more of the symptoms listed above, counseling can help by giving insight about your emotions, providing new tools for dealing with your problems, and help to reframe negative thought patterns. A Parish Counselor is available on-site at our parish. For details and appointments, call (844) 295-3167 or visit https://www.myparishcounseling.com/stjohnalvin/

 

 

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate - Highlight on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

Many of us can relate to having perfectionistic tendencies or wanting to organize things in a certain way, but for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, these tendencies are much more severe and problematic. OCD can cause much distress for those who suffer from this illness and for their loved ones.  

 

Did You Know? 

  • OCD affects 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the U.S. 
  • OCD usually begins in teenage or young adult years. 
  • OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability worldwide for people between 15 and 44 years of age. 
  • OCD is equally common in men and women. 
  • OCD tends to run in families and may be genetic. 

 

Common Symptoms Include: Unwanted thoughts, being overly concerned about contamination or cleanliness, needing things orderly, demanding reassurances, checking doors repeatedly, silently repeating a prayer, word, or phrase, counting in certain patterns, or constant performing of seemingly senseless rituals.  

 

How We Can Help: If you or a loved one suffers from one or more of the symptoms listed above, counseling can help by using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to teach strategies to address intrusive thoughts, regulate distressing feelings, and control problematic behaviors. A Parish Counselor is available on-site at our parish. For details and appointments, call (844) 295-3167 or visit   https://www.myparishcounseling.com/stjohnalvin/