What we do
Depression treatment at The Bay
For some people with Depression, an unrelenting sadness or an embodied feeling of being ‘entirely numb’ can propel the individual to seek professional support or, worse, engage in other forms of unhealthy behaviours while trying to cope with or suppress their feelings and thoughts, ie. self-medicating/substance abuse/suicidal thoughts. In today’s society, most people are familiar with the range of symptoms common to depression, but it can be difficult for someone not suffering from it to understand just how debilitating depression can be.
How do I know if I am Depressed?
- Your thoughts consumed with negative thinking patterns
- You carry around persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness
- Your eating behaviours have changed
- You have suicide ideation and plan out ways to end your suffering
- You lost interest in what once brought you enjoyment
- You are physically fatigued and struggle with energy
- You experience sleeping issues such as trouble falling to sleep or oversleeping and not wanting to get out of bed
- You isolate from everyone and everything
Depression severely impacts on your ability to function in daily life, at work, in relationships, your health and wellbeing. For some people, depression becomes life threatening.
Evidence-Based Treatments for Depression
Clinical understanding of depression has grown immensely in recent years and yet, because each case is so unique, a generic treatment model is unlikely to succeed. At The Bay, we use the most current, evidence-based practice to offer you a completely individualised treatment program for depression.
Across our programs, we employ a trauma-informed model of care that allows all of our staff, from medical and psychological practitioners, allied health and care staff, to work sensitively with you, and offer you what you need when you need it.
When you are ready to leave us, we will provide you with a comprehensive Aftercare plan. Your confidentiality, safety, and healing are our priorities.
Your Tailored Depression Treatment Program
Along with The Bay Method our team will tailor your program to include a range of evidence-based therapeutic methods that include traditional Western psychological and integrative medical practice, and Eastern mindfulness techniques. Because depression is about the whole person, not just your thoughts and feelings, we include holistic treatments such as relaxation, massage, acupuncture, yoga and meditation.
What our guests say
“The team at The Bay gave me a second chance at life, I was so very sick and although I went to a number of treatment centres I couldn’t find a way through, what the wonderful team at The Bay did for me is nothing short of a miracle, thank you.”
“The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at the bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for many years.”
“Having a psychology background I was very particular about what I was looking for, I didn’t want group therapy because I was at a point where I knew I needed individual therapy, for me it was a very private process, I needed somewhere that was private and peaceful, it has been five months since I […]”
“I have attended other programs and felt overlooked due to the needs of the more complex clients that were in the program. At The Bay I was the focus of the team and gained a far greater understanding of my situation and was able to make the changes required to live the life I desperately […]”
“I have been in treatment before but couldn’t seem to achieve the changes I wanted. The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at The Bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for […]”
“My wife found The Bay after doing a lot of research looking at programs all over the world. Treatment centres here in the US are very different! My life has changed in so many ways and I continue to stay clean and sober, thank you for all you have done.”
Questions about The Bay?
Choosing a rehabilitation or recovery program is a significant life decision. Our website aims to inform and educate, helping you to make the right decision.
Still need answers? Talk to our psychologists today.