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Coastal Horizons offers relief from depression

If you are a loved one is suffering from depression feel free to call Coastal Horizons. If you are a loved one is suffering from depression feel free to call Coastal Horizons.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The world is in shock over the loss of comedic actor, Robin Williams - not just for his outstanding talents, but the hidden fact he suffered from depression. 

The truth is most people don't know when someone is struggling with depression.  

"I think it's important to remember that a lot of people who struggle with depression, and they don't have to suffer in silence," said Pamela Morrison, a licensed psychologist in Wilmington. "There is hope, things can get better, and there are very effective treatments for depression that can help a lot of people."

Morrison explained people who suffer from depression try to understand the logic behind it.  The truth is depression just happens. She said there can be triggers, such as death or a life crisis, but sometimes there's no reason for why it comes about. 

Depression affects millions of people every year, but what many don't realize that it is a treatable disease. Morrison explains no matter your financial situation there is always help.  

"Some people think they need money or insurance in order to be able to receive treatment for their depression," she said.  "There are services available for people regardless for their ability to pay.

If you are a loved one is suffering from depression feel free to call Coastal Horizons. You can find all the information you need on their website www.coastalhorizons.org.

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