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By Valerie Martin, LCSW, RYT, Trauma Therapist and Yoga Instructor at The Ranch With the explosion of yoga in the west over the past two decades, it’s clear that this ancient tradition is shedding its old reputation as an esoteric practice exclusively for the spiritually devout. It’s also not just for those who consider themselves […]

By Rodney Robertson, D. Min., M.A., M.Div., Director of Family Services at The Ranch Deborah was devastated when she lost her job at age 42. She blamed herself for not being capable enough and went from her usual schedule of getting up for work to barely leaving home. She dwelled on all the things that […]

Depression is a serious medical condition that can be life-threatening. While effective treatments exist, the causes of depression are not always clear. Is depression genetic or environmental? Are its root causes psychological, emotional, physiological or a combination of the three? And are there different answers for different types of depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. Many people affected by this condition can receive effective treatment in an outpatient setting. However, in certain situations, hospitalization or inpatient treatment provides a much greater benefit. Let’s look at some of the circumstances that make inpatient depression treatment more effective than […]

If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, chances are you’ve tried the standard treatments —medication and talk therapy. There’s a lot of evidence these are effective. But what if they aren’t effective for you? Do you accept a life marred by depression?