Find light at the end of the tunnel at The Ohana.

If you find yourself uninterested in the things that used to bring you joy, disconnected, and unable to complete daily tasks - you may be suffering from depression. In a 2020 study done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), it was found that 8.4% of US adults had at least one major depressive episode. At The Ohana we help individuals dealing with depression find joy again.

What is depression?

According to the DSM-5, major depressive episode is, "A period of at least two weeks when a person experienced a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, and had a majority of specified symptoms, such as problems with sleep, eating, energy, concentration, or self-worth." It is unavoidable, that at some point in our lives, we will all feel down, or sad. This may come from a variety of reasons such as: the end of a relationship, job loss, death of a close one, etc. But it is important to note that depression is different than sadness (though it could occur at the same time). With depression, one might have everything good going for them. Stable job, relationship, good health, etc., but internally they are unable to enjoy all of these things. They may describe the feeling as, "Everything is going great, I don't know why, I just feel utterly down." They might show up to social gatherings, but feel no joy from being there. They may also notice they find no joy in activities that normally make them happy.

Symptoms of depression

Much like other mental disorders, depression looks different for different people. You may relate to most of the symptoms below, or just a few of them. It is important to be aware if any of these symptoms ring true so you can attain treatment before the depression worsens.
  • Depressed mood
  • Little interest/pleasure in most activities
  • Significant weight loss/gain
  • Constant thoughts of death
  • Slowing down of thought and movement
  • Low energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Inability to focus

Treatment for depression disorders

At The Ohana we offer a variety of treatments that help individuals get freedom from their depression and learn how to manage it if symptoms arrive in the future. We offer a variety of evidence-based treatments like psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). We also evaluate individuals to see if medication would be an appropriate addition to their treatment plan. We also offer holistic practices that help heal the individual by addressing mind, body, and spirit. Practices include mindfulness and meditation, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and more. One of the greatest things we offer at The Ohana, is our healing space. As clients connect to the land, the natural elements, and the luxurious environment, many feel their spirits lifting. As spirits lift, we are able to do deep healing work that prepares clients for their return home.

You don't have to continue suffering - contact us today to find freedom from depression.