30 days of treatment… oh my gosh!

Okay, so you have decided that you are going to take the step to go to treatment. You have made the phone call, but you find out that the minimum stay is 30 days. How on earth are you going to be away from home for 30 days? How will your family make it without you? How will your business continue? What will happen with the laundry? What about my hair appointment… I’m not going around with my roots showing?

Ladies are so often afraid to make the commitment to go to treatment for 30 days. The fear of leaving their life for that long is scary. But when you step back and get honest with yourself, you will soon realize that you aren’t able to live. You merely exist in a world that is whirling around you while you try to keep up. By the time you are considering treatment as an option you aren’t functioning. Let’s get honest here; depression has been stealing from you and the people you love for quite a while! Depression makes you call into work sick, it makes you go to the doctor because you feel so bad all the time, it makes you stay in bed, it makes you not go places with your family and friends. It steals your time, your money, your friends, your family, your job, your house, you name it and one day you wake up and everything you thought life would be is gone.

Your friends eventually get tired of calling because you always make excuses for why you can’t go. Your family begins to accept that the bed is where you will be found. Your family eventually stops complaining that you don’t do anything or that you are sick all the time. They come to accept that this is just the way you are going to live the rest of your life. If living is what you call this. Eventually some families can’t watch anymore and they leave.

When you really stop and look at where it is has gotten or where we both know it can go, depression has already stolen more than 30 days from you. It has stolen so much more than that. A month or two of treatment for you and you are able to live the rest of your life with your family and friends.

Seeking treatment is seeking hope, change and wanting more! The life you know you can have or wish you could have is not lost. Choosing to go to treatment is a choice to get your life back.


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