Antidepressants can be a great tool in helping people battle the debilitating effects of depression. Unfortunately, there are several things that you're not going to get from a pill. Here are five ways that counseling can help in addition to medication.
1. HEALTHY COPING STRATEGIES
Medication won't change the challenging life situations you are facing. Often times when people are depressed there are stressors in their lives that are contributing. A counselor can help you examine some unhelpful coping strategies you're using to deal with these stressors (i.e., isolation, alcohol/drugs or food) that could be making you feel worse and offer some healthier ways of coping.