DEPRESSION IN YOUNG ADULTS
At Pacific Quest, we are well aware of the emotional growing pains many young adults experience during their transition from a teen to an adult. These growing pains can gradually lead to a state of depression. Depression is a clinical diagnosis that manifests in young adults when their regular transitional reactions are prolonged and debilitating.
This period of growing maturity can weigh heavily on a young adult’s emotions. These transitional years are both exciting and coarse. There are many new achievements to be had and many new stages to experience. Many young adults are faced with the questions, “Who am I?”, “Is this right for me?” and “Where do I go from here?”. This transition can lead to a state of sadness in departing from what may have been a blissful adolescence to looking ahead at what adulthood means and the responsibilities that role plays.
WARNING SIGNS OF DEPRESSION
As young adults mature, here are some obvious warning signs they may have depression:
- Challenging to concentrate
- Extreme fatigue
- Prolonged hostility
- Withdrawn and anti-social
- Marked changes in eating patterns
- Inability to rest or sleep
- Extended sadness
- Proclamations of suicide
- Obsession with death
- Lack of motivation
At Pacific Quest, we understand the healing power nature can play in an individual’s life. Gardening and surrounding yourself in nature have obvious therapeutic benefits. Our innovative Sustainable Growth model incorporates Whole Person Wellness, Individualized Clinical Care, Rites of Passage, Horticultural Therapy and Healthy Community Living in an outdoor, experiential environment that empowers young adults and offers a sense of self.
If you feel your child, or another individual, could benefit from the Pacific Quest Wilderness Therapy Program or if you have a question about our therapeutic model, contact us at 808-937-5806 today.