Information on Anxiety and Depression

"Anxiety and depression are not a 'state of mind' that a person can recover from by simply 'snapping out of it.' Depression and anxiety can be sources of real pain, isolation and loneliness - and can negatively impact the person suffering and those who love them. We approach these areas with great sensitivity and compassion, while supporting you in achieving a more peaceful and pleasurable life."
 
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Help for Anxiety

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Day-to-day stress is a normal part of most people's lives. However, if you are experiencing a feeling of constant dread, "waiting for the other shoe to drop", or concerns that feel overwhelming and consuming, this can leave you feeling tense and worried - in a state of fear, panic and anxiety.

The good news is that there are specific tools with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy that will help you understand your thoughts and behaviors, how to gain control of them, and how to reduce your anxiety.

We provide experienced and compassionate support at our Glendora offices for people dealing with anxiety.

During therapy you will learn how to:

  • Understand and gain control of distorted views of life stressors, such as other people's behavior or life events;
  • Recognize and replace panic-causing thoughts, decreasing the sense of helplessness;
  • Manage stress and relax when symptoms occur;
  • Avoid thinking that minor worries will develop into very bad problems.
Anxiety was interfering with almost every part of my life. I could not sleep, my thoughts would race from one worry to another, I felt constantly on edge. In working with you at GCS, I learned specific tools that helped me feel more relaxed and less stressed out - my girlfriend said it was the best thing I did for myself and our relationship.

One form of therapy that can also be very helpful for anxiety is Walk and Talk therapy. You can learn more about this helpful support by viewing the information page here.

 
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Help for Depression

I finally had to admit something was not right. I no longer enjoyed the things I used to really look forward to doing, I felt like I had a weight on my back. I was exhausted and unmotivated. Thank God I made the call to GCS. I feel like the person I was always supposed to be.
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Feeling sad from time to time is a part of life. However, for some individuals, depression is like a heavy blanket that weighs them down and makes it hard to function from day-to-day. Depression is a serious mental health condition and should be treated as such.

Depression is not a character flaw. It is does not mean that a person is lazy or unmotivated.

Clinical depression can impact a person on many levels including emotionally and physically. It can interfere with simple daily tasks like grooming or eating. Depression can impact a person's ability to attend school or hold down a job. The good news is that there are many ways of treating depression.

 

If you are experiencing the following depression symptoms, we encourage you to reach out for support:

  • Persistent sadness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, including sex
  • Difficulty concentrating and complaints of poor memory
  • Worsening of co-existing chronic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue, lack of energy
  • Anxiety, agitation, irritability
  • Thoughts of suicide or death
  • Slow speech; slow movements
  • Headache, stomachache, and digestive problems

One form of therapy that can also be very helpful for anxiety is Walk & Talk therapy. You can learn more about this helpful support by clicking on the information page here.

If you are having immediate suicidal thoughts, please call 911 and get help. You deserve to live a life that feels healthy and contented. We encourage you to seek support you deserve.

 
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If you or someone you love is suffering with anxiety or depression, you are welcome to contact us.