WHO ‘depression as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide’

In our lifetime, we will all have to deal with feelings of sadness and grief. Things don’t work out the way we want. We are let down. People we love pass from our lives. All of these situations can be very difficult to deal with. We feel sad. We cry and struggle with getting the energy together to get up and do what needs to be done. But most of the time, we slowly get over these feelings and our lives return to a semblance of normal. The things we love helps sustain us and we move on.

But that is not true for everyone. For far to many people all over the world – 300 million people across the world suffer from depression according to the World Health Organization – life becomes too hard. And this depression and anxiety is causing serious physical health consequences as well.  This article in the Sacramento Bee sheds light on the huge personal and economic impact of untreated depression.

We need to put aside any feelings of shame we may have about depression. We need to be more understanding and compassionate. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, seek help. Most communities offer a wide range of treatment services.

Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy offers a unique and powerful way for many people, from children to seniors, to work through issues related to depression. As part of your treatment team  your Qualified Mental Health Associate and the horse you choose to work with will address your specific issues and concerns. If this sounds interesting or like something that you might like to know more about, give us call of send us an email. We can schedule a visit for you to the ranch. We will show you around, introduce the horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help.

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