Overcoming depression might seem like a daunting road to travel alone. Often, due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues, people are reluctant to seek help for their depression, anxiety or addiction. Furthermore, many people suffer in silence because they don’t understand that many people also suffer from these issues. When people realize that they are not alone, they often feel relief and, in turn, are more willing to open up about what they are experiencing.

Due to the popularity of social media, many people are willing to open up and discuss their depression, anxiety and addiction with others who understand their struggle. What this reflects is that overcoming depression in a group setting is often helpful, as surrounding yourself with like-minded people quells the fear of being misunderstood. There is nothing worse than opening up and feeling like nobody cares or understands. Overcoming depression in a group setting combats this issue, as members of the group can openly share their experiences with depression, anxiety or addiction. In addition to affording the same treatment opportunities as individual therapy (such as cognitive-behavioral treatment), the group setting introduces a new dynamic into addiction treatment and gives people who are going through the same process the opportunity to learn together, challenge each other, and support each other in their recoveries. In the group context, individuals share their own experiences and the group seeks to identify negative behaviors, understand why these actions were taken, and discuss ways to prevent them from reoccurring.

Overcoming depression in a group setting can be relief for many people suffering alone. Understanding that you are not alone in your experiences gives you the confidence and courage to heal. For more information on group therapy, get in touch with The Bergand Group today.

About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.