Suicide & Depression
You’re Not Alone
Help For Suicidal Thoughts, Behavior & Depression
Suicidal thoughts and depression is complex. There is no single cause and it does not discriminate in who it affects. The CDC has reported that depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year and suicide takes the lives of over 44,965 Americans every year. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk and each story is unique.
If you are affected by depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors, chances are you suffer in silence. Finding a safe place to share and, in return, be understood can be difficult to find. Your struggle with these negative thoughts and crippling emotions may seem impossible to overcome on your own, but we want you to know that you’re not alone. We also want you to know that there’s a way forward.
Communities of Care & Hope
Receiving the Treatment and Support You Deserve
Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment, but it’s been reported that 80% -90% of people that do seek treatment for depression are treated successfully. While every client of ours is unique, and every story uniquely complex, our Suicide and Depression Groups are a fantastic first step toward getting the treatment you need.
Valley Suicide and Depression Groups are robust and interactive closed-space care groups led by trained clinicians. Within these empowering spaces you’ll find the opportunity to share your thoughts and emotions with others who understand what it’s like to be you. While experiencing the therapeutic effects of sharing and receiving feedback, you’ll also be able to hear others stories and participate in their journey towards healthy thinking, feeling and living.
The Benefits of Group Therapy
At Valley, we’re seeking to change the culture of group therapy. While individual counseling seems to be highly sought after, there are numerous benefits to group addiction therapy which you should consider:
Feelings of isolation often accompany those struggling with depression. In a group therapy setting, participants realize they are not alone as others empathize with them and share their own stories.
Those who suffer from depression often feel like they have no one to talk to about their problems. In a group setting among their peers, they discover the freedom to share about their problem without judgment.
Discussion centered on common depression issues within a group setting can provide new perspectives and insights as participants hear others convey their own stories of depression and provide feedback.
It’s easy for those who suffer from depression to feel like a burden on their support structures. Group therapy adds value to participants as vital members of a caring community seeking recovery together.
Some of the most effective groups develop feelings of responsibility in each other’s progress and recovery. Accountability is often a result of the community, value, insight, and communication experienced together.
Looking for a group in your area?
Not all groups are available at all locations. If you’d like to request a group for your branch, please fill out the form below and we’ll notify you when a group starts up.
A Bright Future Starts at Valley Oaks
Walking through the doors of a center like Valley Oaks for the first can be tough. We work hard to make sure that your visit is easy, streamlined, and professional while still addressing your needs. The reality is that more folks are seeking help than you’d ever imagine, and for good reason. More than 80% of folks that seek help for common mental health ailments see significant improvement. Your journey to life’s peaks can start right now… and start right here… at Valley Oaks.