Depression and Anxiety Treatment in Connecticut
Symptoms of Depression
Depression is a serious, but common and treatable mood disorder that affects children and adults at of all ages. Depression affects how we think, feel and pursue our daily lives. Some symptoms of depression include feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness, irritability or helplessness; decreased energy or fatigue, difficulty concentrating, thoughts of suicide and more. People with depression often have anxiety or a history of anxiety earlier in life.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are common, highly treatable psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults and develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. There are different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, often characterized as persistent excessive worry for weeks and months, with symptoms of restlessness, feeling wound-up or on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty controlling worry, sleep problems and more. Other disorders, such as panic disorder, society anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are classified as anxiety disorders.
If you or a loved one are struggling with depression or anxiety, Wheeler can help. We offer an array of outpatient and intensive in-home programs for children, adolescents and adults to treat depression, anxiety and other behavioral health issues.
Our treatment team includes licensed addiction counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists and other treatment specialists who employ person-centered approaches to depression and anxiety, and strategies for addressing specific needs.
Adult Outpatient Services
Individual, group and family therapy to address problems associated with addiction, depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, and other related issues. (learn more)
Intensive In-home Behavioral Health Services
Innovative in-home services for young adults up to age 24, with acute psychiatric and/or co-occurring challenges. (learn more)
Older Adults Substance Abuse Recovery Program
Offers counseling and other services for people 60 and older. (learn more)
Learn more about depression and anxiety treatment in Connecticut at Wheeler or call our Navigation Center at 888-793-3500 to see which Wheeler program or service is right for you.
Depression and Anxiety Treatment Services for Children and Adolescents
Outpatient Services for Children and Adolescents
Wheeler treats depression and anxiety in children and adolescents through intervention, assessment / evaluation, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient services, and recovery supports. (learn more).
Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)
A time-limited, in-home stabilization service for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders. Individuals and families may self-refer, and referrals are also accepted from schools, community and State systems. Referrals also accepted from the community. (learn more)
Intensive In-home Behavioral Health Services (IIBHS)
An innovative in-home service that serves children, adolescents and young adults, ages 3 to 24, with acute psychiatric and/or co-occurring challenges.
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services
Our Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) offers an immediate response to children and youth, ages 3 - 17, or 18 if still enrolled in school, experiencing behavioral health emergencies, including depression and anxiety, in the home, school and other community or hospital settings.(learn more)
An in-home service for children and adolescents with depression, anxiety or other behavioral and emotional challenges and their families, and provides appropriate supports and services to maintain the child or adolescent in the community. Families and individuals may self-refer. Referrals also accepted from the community. (learn more)
Learn more about depression treatment for children and adolescents in Connecticut at Wheeler or call our Navigation Center at 888-793-3500 to see which Wheeler program or service is right for you.
Wheeler Depression and Anxiety Resources
Wheeler’s Resource Library has an array of information about depression and related conditions
Wheeler’s Resource Library contains materials about anxiety disorders
Local and National Depression and Anxiety Resources
Get the facts about depression (NIH.gov)
Learn more about the symptoms of depression (APA.org)
Learn more about anxiety disorders (NIH.gov)
Learn more about the symptoms of anxiety. (APA.org)
Learn how to manage anxiety (ADAA.org)
Connecticut 2-1-1 offers information on depression and related support groups in Connecticut (211ct.org)
Find help and treatment for depression (SAMHSA.gov)