Depression is NOT a ‘One Size Fits All’ Scenario

Depression is ‘an often-crippling disease that affects nearly 15 percent of adults worldwide’ (according to the World Health Organization).

When we or someone we know struggles with ‘Depression’ we are hoping that there is a simple solution for feeling better. Medication, time with a therapist or other interventions are all solutions, but sadly, none of these works for everyone. Now we have a better understanding of why.

In this LiveScience article we get a look at the results of a very large study of ” more than 135,000 patients with major depressive disorder(s)” compared to “nearly 350,000 people with no depression”.  This study was looking at ‘gene variants’ and found over 44 of them implicated in depression, “each one contributing in some small way to a person’s risk of depression. Thirty of the gene variants had not been identified in any previous study”. In other words, Depression can be an extremely individual and variable condition.

Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy is here to help. We are one intervention that may offer at least a partial solution for those struggling with depression. Through work with horses and, in partnership with our team of Qualified Mental Health Associates, we address each client’s individual issues. We work under the supervision of a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor and in partnership with other members of each client’s therapeutic team, we create a road map to healing and a happier future.

If you or someone you know is living with depression, seek help, understanding that you may have to try a variety of things before you find what you need to feel better. We would be happy to have you visit the ranch. We will introduce our wonderful herd, learn more about what you are dealing with and will share how we might be able to help. Call or email us to schedule a visit.


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2 Responses to Depression is NOT a ‘One Size Fits All’ Scenario

  1. Linda Ries says:

    I’m looking for volunteer opportunities with horses that possibility provides riding to exercise the horses. I’m currently volunteering at Center for Adaptive Riding where I groom, tack up, lead the horse during therapy sessions and/or walk at the side of the horse while the client is riding. I find this rewarding even though it is one or two days a week for a few hours. Are you looking for volunteers a few days a week? Do you need exercise riders as well?

    • Laurie says:

      I don’t know if you know Amanda Judge. She used to work with CAR but has been our barn manager and a QMHA with us for about a year now. I have forwarded your inquiry on to her and asked that she follow up with you. If you don’t here from her in the next week, please email me at THANK YOU!

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