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A New Path Therapy

Tim Griswold LMHCA, NCC, MA Clinical Mental Health, BS Psychology

A New Path Therapy – Finding your new path in a challenging world

Today, I read an article in the WSJ. They cite data from the CDC suggesting that as many as 1/3 of people in the United States indicate symptoms of anxiety or depression. These numbers have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and other increased social challenges of the past few years and is leading a task force to recommend that adults should now be screened for symptoms of anxiety and depression. Screening is as easy as answering a few questions, and may become part of our annual checkups.

This coincides with September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Depression is one symptom that can be seen as a warning sign for potential suicidal ideation. Speak to your primary care provider or mental health professional if you are feeling depression or anxiety. It is important to be evaluated and treated appropriately. If you need immediate help, call the national 988 hotline, and connect with friends or family who can be a support as you need.