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Many who suffer from depression describe it as a black cloud that follows them around and becomes the norm. Depression is more than feeling sad. Depression feels hopeless and helpless, with the belief that nothing will make a difference.

A depressed person may experience the loss of appetite, change in sleep pattern, loss of interest or pleasure, difficulty concentrating, and making decisions, suicidal thoughts, or impulses. It is important to note that many teens and young-adults will seem irritable or agitated rather than the classic sullen presentations. Self-harm, risky behaviors, anger, or substance abuse are all possible outcomes for those with depression.

In addition to the traditional therapeutic approaches, Wilderness Therapy naturally offers aspects of treatment associated with improved moods such as a healthy diet, exercise, plenty of sleep, and reduced time in front of computers or other green screens.

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