Thursday, June 12, 2014



Untreated depression is indeed dangerous. Depression can create all kinds of havoc on your whole being by throwing the stress response system out of whack. Some of the common areas impacted include:  the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer.  Stress can impact normal immune function which then excerbates anxiety, stress and /or depression. Difficult relationships, parenting and work issues all contribute to this situation.

This blog contains what I suggest as a way to become healthy and remain that way.  These are ways to get and maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing:

  • Get a yearly physical exam.  Depression and anxiety can be related to thyroid and other issues

  •  Exercise: it relieves stress, raises endorphin levels. It’s even better if you get outside in natural light to exercise!

       Journaling: research shows it increases hopefulness,
 releases stress, and calms the brain.

       Regular Sleep: essential to mood stability and a healthy
immune system.

      A good social or family support system increases longevity and raises immune system function

      Professional Therapy: coming for a session BEFORE
symptoms are out of hand with regular checkups

Now maybe you are thinking, well, if I could MAKE myself do all of these things, I’d be fine! What you may not realize is that a mental health provider is trained, licensed and qualified to be a resource to help you do these things. A therapist can be your encourager, your supporter, and your guide in prioritizing and planning your best, healthiest life.

Therapy helps uncover the roadblocks to your success that exist outside of your awareness. Together we can gently uncover and examine self-defeating beliefs without shame or judgment. When “the truth sets you free,” you are then able to move forward and possibly see new levels of well being.

 A counselor who specializes in professional women and workplace anxiety and stress is L. Kay Byers located in Irving Texas.  With over 20 years of experience helping professional women cope with the stress of workplace and home, L. Kay Byers has helped many women get back on the road to health and wellbeing. 


  1. This is a well-researched article which you have shared here. This is a very informative and useful article. This type of advice is not easy to find so, thanks for this information. Major Depressive Disorder Treatment South Jersey

  2. You write this post very carefully I think, which is easily understandable to me. Not only this, but another post is also good. As a newbie, this info is really helpful for me. Thanks to you. Bwrt Therapy in London

  3. I really appreciate your work which you have shared here. The article you have shared is very informative and the points you have mentioned are very helpful. Thank you for sharing this post. Plymouth Hypnotherapy

  4. This information is meaningful and magnificent which you have shared here. I am impressed by the details that you have shared in this post and It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Depression treatment Bakersfield CA

  5. Really very happy to say, your post is very interesting to read. I never stop myself from saying something about it. You’re doing a great job. Keep it up. depression therapy in phoenix az

  6. Nice list of bloggers. From this blog I learned more and got to know more .Thank you for sharing this great post. EECP Therapy

  7. Great post, Which you have shared here. Your article is very informative and nicely describes the process . Thank you so much. Physical Therapy Back