Depression is a term that carries many different meanings. Depression can be a normal reaction to major loss; it is a symptom of grieving. Depression can also be a disabling and debilitating condition and it is one of the most common psychological challenges facing people worldwide. Although almost all of us will experience depression throughout our lives during challenging or stressful events, depression that persists or manifests itself in highly disruptive ways can require clinical help. For some, a mild depressive reaction to a loss may be an impetus to make changes in one’s life or to seek additional help. For others, depression may manifest as so hopeless and despairing that one may have difficulty getting out of bed or taking care of basic living activities. It may even cause someone to contemplate taking their own life. PCH is a leading depression treatment center that works with clients suffering from all forms of depression, with a special focus on the treatment of severe depression that significantly affects our clients’ daily lives, careers, and routines. We are also able to help people with severe depression that can be life threatening.