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Adult Prevalence of Mental Illness (AMI) in 2022

Over 19%

of adults are experiencing a mental illness

Source mhanational.org

Mental Health America, Inc.

COVID-19 Triggers Anxiety & Depression Increase

Over 25%

Prevalence increased massively worldwide

1 in 6 people will experience depression at some point

About 17%

of the world's population

Source worldpopulationreview.com

World Population Review

The Chateau Recovery Solution

Chateau Recovery offers a range of depression, anxiety, and dual diagnosis treatment services at our Utah facility. We are here to help you or your loved ones struggling with depression or anxiety and co-occurring disorders.

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Committing to Change
Acknowledging the Problem

Being willing to ask for and get help takes courage. Fully committing to the process is key to meaningful change.

We work with a mature population (26+) who actively dedicate themselves to living a healthier, more balanced life focused on hope & healing.

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Evidence Based
Therapy Modalities

Our Master's Level Clinicians & trauma trained staff are experts in diagnosing and treating depression, anxiety & other mood disorders.

We provide a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy & Neurofeedback.

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Holistic Approach
Treating the Whole Self

We offer a holistic approach to treatment and healing with Dual Diagnosis to address co-existing mental illness & substance abuse.

We treat depression and anxiety and co-occurring disorders through a multi-dimensional approach to wellness.

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Alumni Resources
Ongoing Support Network

Our commitment to wellness goes beyond residential treatment. Continued support is key to ongoing mental and physical health. 

We understand your post treatment journey is critical to maintaining wellness. Our alumni network aims transform lives through education.

Depression & Anxiety Education

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What is Depression?

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

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What is Anxiety?

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, or fear strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities

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Treatment Options

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one the most effective forms of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders and depression.

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Depression Symptoms

The persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest and lack of energy which can lead to a range of behavioral & physical symptoms.

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Anxiety Symptoms

Symptoms include stress that's out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.

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Stigmas & Stereotypes

2 common misconceptions are "they aren't real illness’ and 'that affected people could snap out of it if they wanted to."

You're Not Alone
Depression & Anxiety Can Affect Anyone

Depression and Anxiety can affect anyone regardless of  race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion/spirituality, nationality and socioeconomic status.

Construction & Laborers

 

Anxiety and depression are of particular importance in the construction industry. A 2020 CDC study concluded male construction workers have one of the highest suicide rates among all industries and are at 4x the risk than the public.

Doctors & Surgeons

 

Depression, burnout & suicide occur at higher rates in the medical profession than in many other fields. Nearly 1 in 3 doctors is clinically depressed, and approximately 400 physicians take their own lives every year.

Family Members

 

If someone you love is depressed, you may be experiencing difficult emotions, including helplessness, frustration, anger, fear, guilt, and sadness. These feelings are all normal. It’s not easy dealing with a friend or family member’s depression.

Nurses & PAs

 

Eating, Sleeping, and Relaxing: The long, grueling hours many nurses work can leave them feeling depleted, resulting in rising stress levels and burnout as well as anxiety and depression.

Legal Professionals

 

Depression in the legal profession is widespread, with far-reaching impacts. For attorneys struggling with lawyer depression, the illness can have devastating personal and professional repercussions—but it also affects clients, partners, staff, and business. 

First Responders

 

No one expects or wants their first responder loved one to suffer from depression. According to a recent study, 44.5% of first responders surveyed suffered from at least one mental disorder. 

Chateau Mission

To empower & equip those who strive for hope, health, and a new mindset in recovery.

We believe in working with you and your support network to break free from the stigmas of mental health. We provide you with the coping skills to ensure long term recovery.

Chateau Approach

Chateau Recovery looks beyond just identifying and adjusting behaviors.

We explore the core reasons impacting your mindset, behaviors, and environment. We utilize comprehensive evidence based therapies like the Arbinger Outward Mindset and Dharma Recovery.

 
 
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Committing to Change
Acknowledging the Problem

Chateau Treats a Mature Population

We believe it takes courage to ask for and willingly get help. Being committed to the process is key to successful change. 

Treating individuals 26+ ensures that you are going through treatment with peers & individuals in a similar phase of life.

Focused on Hope & Healing

Accepting help requires willingness disregard the idea of  that one is a "burden".

 

Accepting help can bring out a caring response in others and lead to a deeper emotional closeness.

 
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Holistic Approach
Healing the Whole Self

Understanding Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is the condition of suffering from a mental illness and a substance use disorder by addressing underlying issues. Many times depression and/or anxiety occur with alcohol or substance use. 
 

  • Comprehensive Assessments and Testing

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Education

  • Trauma & Development Focused Treatment

  • Neurofeedback - Brain Training

Addressing Dimensions of Wellness

At Chateau Recovery, we believe all dimensions of your wellbeing need to be examined in order to heal. We address Daily, Physical, and Spiritual Health, Mental & Emotional Health & Family Systems and Relationship Health.

  • Reconnecting with Family & Values

  • Comprehensive Aftercare Planning

 
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Evidence Based
Therapy Modalities

We provide a range of modalities to help address and process your concerns including:
 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprogramming (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Brainspotting & Neurofeedback

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Individual & Group Therapy

  • Rehabilitation Nutritional 

  • Family Systems Therapy

In addition, we utilize PGx Genetic Testing to better identify medication and treatment.
 

Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing is a type of genetic test that assesses a patient's risk of an adverse response or likelihood to respond to a given drug, informing drug selection and dosing.

 
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Alumni Resources
Ongoing Support Network

Chateau Alumni Network

  • At Chateau Recovery our ultimate goal is to identify and address the underlying issues and to help you gain the skills and tools fulfilling and purpose-filled life.

  • Our commitment to your wellness goes well beyond residential treatment. Continued support is key to ongoing mental and physical health.

Aftercare and Family Support

  • Provides family support and resources

  • We believe that your home environment plays a huge role in your overall wellness

  • Individuals who enter our residential program can count on ongoing support from our alumni resources

 

I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. Dwayne Johnson

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Taking The First Step
Healing at Chateau Recovery

Industry Leaders in Depression & Anxiety Treatment Since 2012

  • 1:4 Clinician to Client Ratio

  • Multiple Therapeutic Models

Cutting Edge Superior Care

  • Trauma-Informed, Master's Level Clinicians

  • Trauma Trained, Culturally Competent Staff

Privacy in Utah's Wasatch Mountains

  • Intimate 16 Bed Residential Facility

  • Quiet and Serene Mountain Setting

  • Mature Population Ensures Results Based Treatment

 

Articles & Resources

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Defining and Understanding Depression

 

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression ranges from mild to severe.  It also reduces your interest in activities which are usually enjoyable, such as spending time with friends and family members. The medical definition for depression includes both feelings like sadness and loss.

Commonly Known Types Depression

Defined by the American Psychiatric Association

  1. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
    People often use the term clinical depression to refer specifically Major depressive disorder (MDD), which is defined by a number of key features. These include: depressed mood, lack of interest in activities, weight changes, sleep changes, fatigue, feelings of guilt, difficulty concentrating, or thoughts of death and suicide. 
     

  2. Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)
    PDD, also known as Dysthymia, is a type of chronic depression that lasts for more days than not for at least two years. It can be mild, moderate or severe with symptoms including brief periods where someone does not exhibit symptoms - but this relief of symptoms lasts for two months or less. 
     

  3. Bipolar Disorder
    Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings. You may feel emotional highs (mania / hypomania) and lows (depression). 

    In mania or hypomania, moods can change quickly. You might feel euphoric with energy or unusual irritability.  This can affect all aspects of life including sleep, energy, behavior, and judgement. 
     

  4. Postpartum Depression (PPD)
    Mood swings are common during pregnancy and some women experience depression. Pregnancy brings about significant hormonal shifts which affect moods, leading to an increased risk for developing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMTS) or major depressive disorder following birth.
     

  5. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    SAD may be triggered by a disturbance in the normal circadian rhythm of your body. Light entering through one's eyes influences this pattern, and any seasonal variation can cause an imbalance. [Neural Plasticity]
     

  6. Atypical Depression
    "Atypical" depression is a type of mental illness that does not follow the typical presentation for this disorder. Symptoms can include: feeling tearful or irritable without reason, getting easily frustrated with small tasks, excessive eating or weight gain, excessive sleep, fatigue or weakness, intense sensitivity to rejection, and strongly reactive moods.

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PSYCOM 9 criteria in the DSM-5

The DSM-5 outlines the following criterion to make a diagnosis of depression. The individual must be experiencing five or more symptoms during the same 2-week period and at least one of the symptoms should be either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure.

  1. Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day.
     

  2. Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
     

  3. Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.
     

  4. A slowing down of thought and a reduction of physical movement (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down).
     

  5. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
     

  6. Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
     

  7. Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.
     

  8. Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide.
     

  9. To receive a diagnosis of depression, these symptoms must cause the individual clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. The symptoms must also not be a result of substance abuse or another medical condition.

Symptoms & Causes of Depression

Causes of Depression

Depression is a complex disease with no exact cause known. It can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological, and psychological factors.

  • Age: More common in adults and the elderly.

  • Personality: People who are pessimistic and easily overwhelmed by stress are more likely to experience depression.

  • Family History: Children and siblings of depressed people are more vulnerable.

  • Medical Illnesses: Chronic or serious medical conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, and human immunodeficiency virus can trigger depression.

  • Grief: Death or separation of a loved one may lead to depression.

  • Loneliness: Depression may be more likely in certain people such as elderly individuals living alone.

  • Conflicts: Disputes with family or friends could lead to people being depressed.

  • Abuse: Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse in childhood could cause depression later in life.

  • Major Life Events: Stressful life events such as losing a job, business failure, getting divorced, and becoming homeless can increase the risk of depression.

  • Medications: Beta-blockers, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, isotretinoin (used to treat acne), interferon-alpha, and corticosteroids can increase the risk of depression.

  • Substance Abuse: Alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, opioids (codeine and morphine), and other recreational drugs can alleviate mood temporarily but eventually aggravate depression.

Symptoms of Depression Infographic
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Characteristics of
Depression

There is a lot of variation in how people experience depression. This means that one person's mild case may be another’s severe and acute/chronic condition with many different characteristics!

 

Despite these differences between individuals, there are a five very common trends.

  1. Low Mood or Interest in Activities 

    • ​​Low interest or feeling depressed for more than two weeks is an alarming sign to seek immediate help.

    • Bad mood and low self-esteem do not allow to take pleasure from activities that were previously enjoyed.
       

  2. Trouble Concentrating

    • Lack of focus, brain fog, and forgetfulness to a level that makes a person unable to perform daily activities.

      • These hamper personal, professional, and social life.
         

  3. Changes in Appetite or Sleep

    • Depression may cause lack or loss of appetite for some, whereas, for some, it may cause overeating.

      • This can lead to either weight loss or weight gain

    • A warning sign of depression is either sleeping too much or not getting enough sleep.

      • This can lead to mood swings, irritability, and poor performance in personal and professional life.
         

  4. ​​Feeling Hopeless or Worthless

    • ​Negative thoughts about life and worldly things

    • Feeling guilty and not worth living
       

  5. Suicidal Ideation

    • Feelings of sadness, grief and unfavorable life events may trigger suicidal attempts.
       

[WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/causes-depression]

 

Defining and Understanding Anxiety

 

Intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and feeling tired may occur.

For some people, anxiety may be linked to an underlying health issue. In some cases, anxiety signs and symptoms are the first indicators of a medical illness. If your doctor suspects your anxiety may have a medical cause, he or she may order tests to look for signs of a problem.

Commonly Known Types Anxiety

Defined by the Mayo Clinic

  1. Agoraphobia
    A type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic, make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed.
     

  2. Anxiety Disorder due to a Medical Condition
    Includes symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are directly caused by a physical health problem.

     

  3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    Includes persistent and excessive anxiety and worry about activities or events- even ordinary, routine issues. The worry is out of proportion to the actual circumstance, is difficult to control and affects how you feel physically. 

     

  4. Panic Disorder
    Involves repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). You may have feelings of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, or a rapid, fluttering or pounding heart (heart palpitations).

     

  5. Selective Mutism
    Is a consistent failure of children to speak in certain situations, such as school, even when they can speak in other situations, such as at home with close family members. This can interfere with school, work and social functioning.

     

  6. Separation Anxiety Disorder
    A childhood disorder characterized by anxiety that's excessive for the child's developmental level and related to separation from parents or others who have parental roles.

     

  7. Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
    Involves high levels of anxiety, fear and avoidance of social situations due to feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness and concern about being judged or viewed negatively by others.

     

  8. Specific Phobias
    Characterized by major anxiety when you're exposed to a specific object or situation and a desire to avoid it. Phobias provoke panic attacks in some people.

     

  9. Substance-Induced Anxiety Disorder
    Characterized by symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are a direct result of misusing drugs, taking medications, being exposed to a toxic substance or withdrawal from drugs. 

     

  10. Other Specified Anxiety Disorder
    Unspecified anxiety disorder are terms for anxiety or phobias that don't meet the exact criteria for any other anxiety disorders but are significant enough to be distressing and disruptive.

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NCBI 9 criteria in the DSM-5

The DSM-5 outlines specific criteria to help professionals diagnose generalized anxiety disorder. Having a standard set of symptoms to reference when assessing clients helps them to more accurately diagnose mental health concerns and, in turn, create a more effective plan of care.

When assessing for GAD, clinical professionals are looking for the following:
 

  1. The presence of excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of topics, events, or activities. Worry occurs more often than not for at least six months and is clearly excessive.
     

  2. The worry is experienced as very challenging to control. The worry in both adults and children may easily shift from one topic to another.
     

  3. The anxiety and worry are accompanied by at least three of the following physical or cognitive symptoms (In children, only one of these symptoms is necessary for a diagnosis of GAD):
     

  4. Edginess or restlessness
     

  5. Tiring easily; more fatigued than usual
     

  6. Impaired concentration or feeling as though the mind goes blank
     

  7. Irritability (which may or may not be observable to others)
     

  8. Increased muscle aches or soreness
     

  9. Difficulty sleeping (due to trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness at night, or unsatisfying sleep)

 

Symptoms & Causes of Anxiety

Characteristics of
Anxiety

The main symptom of anxiety disorders is excessive fear or worry. Anxiety disorders can also make it hard to breathe, sleep, stay still, and concentrate.  Your specific symptoms depend on the type of anxiety disorder you have.


Common symptoms are: 

  • Panic, fear, and uneasiness

  • Feelings of panic, doom, or danger

  • Sleep problems

  • Not being able to stay calm and still

  • Cold, sweaty, numb, or tingling hands or feet

  • Shortness of breath

  • Breathing faster & more quickly than normal (hyperventilation)

  • Heart palpitations

  • Dry mouth

  • Nausea

  • Tense muscles

  • Dizziness

  • Thinking about a problem over and over again and unable to stop (rumination)

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Intensely or obsessively avoiding feared objects or places
     

[https://www.webmd.com]

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Causes of
Anxiety

  • Genetics: Anxiety disorders can run in families. 
     

  • Brain Chemistry: Some research suggests anxiety disorders may be linked to faulty circuits in the brain that control fear and emotions. 
     

  • Environmental Stress: This refers to stressful events you have seen or lived through. Life events often linked to anxiety disorders include childhood abuse and neglect, a death of a loved one, or being attacked or seeing violence.  

  • Drug Withdrawal or Misuse: Certain drugs may be used to hide or decrease certain anxiety symptoms. Anxiety disorder often goes hand in hand with alcohol and substance use.
     

  • Medical Conditions: Some heart, lung, and thyroid conditions can cause symptoms similar to anxiety disorders or make anxiety symptoms worse. It’s important to get a full physical exam to rule out other medical conditions when talking to your doctor about anxiety. 

 
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Treatment for Depression & Anxiety

Finding the Right Medications

Many types of antidepressants are available such as: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) like Cymbalta, Noradrenaline and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NASSAs) like Zispin, Serotonin antagonists and reuptake inhibitors (SARIs), and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). It's important to discuss possible major side effects with your doctor or pharmacist.

 

An anti-anxiety medication called buspirone may be prescribed. In limited circumstances, your doctor may prescribe other types of medications, such as sedatives, also called benzodiazepines, or beta blockers. These medications are for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms and are not intended to be used long term.
 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Other treatments for depression and anxiety include talking therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT works slowly to tackle the root cause of symptoms and provide ways around feeling down, including exercises designed specifically with those who suffer from chronic illness. It can help you adjust to a crisis or other difficulties, identify negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones. It can also help you explore relationships and experiences, and develop positive interactions with others. 

Comprehensive Treatment Center

In some people, depression and/or anxiety is so severe that a hospital stay is needed. Psychiatric treatment at a hospital can help keep you calm and safe until your mood improves. Partial hospitalization or day treatment programs also may help some people. These programs provide the outpatient support and counseling needed to get symptoms under control.

When Do I Seek Help?

  1. You feel like you're worrying too much and it's interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life

  2. Your fear, worry or anxiety is upsetting to you and difficult to control

  3. You feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or have other mental health concerns along with anxiety

  4. You think your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problem

  5. You have suicidal thoughts or behaviors — if this is the case, seek emergency treatment immediately

 

Stereotypes & Stigmas
Why It's Dangerous

Anxiety by the Numbers

Admitting & Accepting Help

Admitting you’re struggling with depression is a hard thing to do. Despite highly publicized stories about depression of celebrities like Jon HammAshley Judd or Owen Wilson, there is still a stigma. 

Many people feel that depression and anxiety are easy to overcome and that you can may a choice to be happy or calm. The truth is, these mood disorders are not a choice. 

Most importantly, many think that they can handle their issues on their own either feel like they will be a burden on others or that they will appear weak. 

Social Perception

Fear of Repercussions at Work

More than half of people with mental illness don't receive help for their disorders due to concerns about being treated differently or fears of losing their jobs. 

[https://mhanational.org/issues/2020/mental-health-america-access-care-data]

2019 national poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that mental health stigma is still a major challenge in the workplace. About half of workers were concerned about discussing mental health issues at their jobs. More than one in three were concerned about retaliation or being fired if they sought mental health care.

Depression Spikes During the Pandemic
 

Chateau Empowerment

We all have a part to play in reducing the stigma surrounding depression and anxiety and and co-occurring substance use disorders.

 

This can be done by not perpetuating harmful stereotypes, being open-minded towards people who are recovering from such illnesses or conditions and taking small actions that could make life better for someone you love!

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