AspenPointe - Get Help: Counseling And Wellness: Depression
Counseling And Wellness

An estimated 15 million people will suffer from major depression this year, a condition that can take effect due to several factors, which can be psychological, biological, environmental and genetic.(1)

Major depression is a mood state that transcends typical feelings of sadness, loss and grief. It is a serious medical condition that impacts thoughts, moods, emotions and physical health. The onset of depression can occur at any age and will likely reoccur throughout the individual's lifetime. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.(2)

The severity and frequency of symptoms vary, but in general they include: anxiety and restlessness, feelings of hopelessness, insomnia or excessive sleep, suicidal thoughts, loss of appetite or overeating, muscle aches, lack of desire for pleasurable activities, and inability to concentrate.

The stigma attached to depression is slowly eroding and the treatments for depression, including counseling, continue to improve. In most cases, a combination of psychotherapy and medication can effectively treat 80 to 90 percent of all cases.

1.    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
2.    The World Health Organization. The World Health Report 2004: Changing History, Annex Table 3: Burden of disease in DALYs by cause, sex, and mortality stratum in WHO regions, estimates for 2002. Geneva: WHO, 2004.

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AspenPointe has empowered clients, enriched lives and embraced purpose through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, substance abuse treatment, employment, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration and care management.

One of the largest nonprofits in Colorado Springs, AspenPointe traces its roots back to 1875 when we were called the Springs Relief Society. That organization, which delivered coal, lumber and clothing to the needy, was the genesis of what today is a comprehensive and integrated system of care that addresses the overall wellness of each client whether they need behavioral health services, counseling services or career services.

We have 12 organizations that serve more than 30,000 individuals and families each year through behavioral health services, counseling services, career services, education, housing, jail diversion/reintegration, telephonic wellness and care management.

We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service agencies, the legal/criminal justice system, other behavioral health providers, insurers, and many other organizations to leverage our collective resources in order to better our communities and the lives of its residents.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded largely by Medicaid, state and federal grants, local government contracts, and generous donations.

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