Deseray smith foundation

Welcome To The Deseray Smith Foundation

Deseray Smith Foundation 1310 Mount Vernon Avenue Huntingdon, PA 16652

+1 (814) 381-1359

info@deseraysmithfoundation.org

Most people experience sad, lonely,
or depressed at times in life.

The Deseray Smith Foundation assists families with grief and loss of loved ones.

Lakemont Park

We will be again having The Deseray Smith Foundation Light display at the Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park starting November 21, 2021 through January 7, 2022

First Fundraiser!

The fundraiser will be at the Huntingdon VFW Saturday Sept 4th from Ilam until 7pm. Featuring authentic American and Italian foods. Donation is $10 per person at the door. There will be a silent auction and rafile baskets. We will have a live DJ upstairs for entertainment. All proceeds will go to the Deseray Smith Foundation that pays for mental health services. Please join us!

Our Success

We are proud to announce that as Of July 1, 2021 we have assisted 30 families in the Huntingdon and Blair county areas with Mental health wellness programs. The need is growing and I know that working together we will continue to help those in need of emotional help services

Depression

Feeling Depressed or Is It Depression?

Most people experience sad, lonely, or depressed at
times in life.

Feeling depressed is a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or injured self-esteem. But when these feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms, and last for long periods of time, they can keep you from leading a normal, active life.
Your regular doctor or a professional counselor is a good place to start. They can test you for depression and help manage your symptoms. If your depression goes untreated, it may get worse and last for months, even years. It can cause pain and possibly lead to suicide, as it does for about 1 of every 10 people with depression.

Recognizing the symptoms is key. Unfortunately, about half the people who have depression never get it diagnosed or treated.

There isn’t a “depression test” a doctor can use to see if you have it, so figuring that out often starts with a thorough history and physical exam.
Your doctor will want to know:

  • When your symptoms started
  • How long they’ve lasted
  • How severe they are
  • If depression or other mental illnesses run in your family
  • If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse
If your doctor rules out a physical cause for your symptoms, he may start you on a treatment or refer you to a mental health professional. This specialist will figure out the best course of treatment.

They can include:

Your regular doctor or a professional counselor is a good place to start. They can test you for depression and help manage your symptoms. If your depression goes untreated, it may get worse and last for months, even years. It can cause pain and possibly lead to suicide, as it does for about 1 of every 10 people with depression.

Are There Warning Signs of Suicide With Depression?

Depression carries a high risk of suicide. Suicidal thoughts or intentions are serious. Warning signs include:

  • A sudden switch from sadness to extreme calmness, or appearing to be happy
  • Always talking or thinking about death
  • Clinical depression (deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating) that gets worse
  • Taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving through red lights
  • Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • Putting affairs in order, like tying up loose ends or changing a will
  • Saying things like “It would be better if I weren’t here” or “I want out”
  • Talking about suicide
  • Visiting or calling close friends and loved ones
If you or someone you know shows any of the above warning signs, call your local suicide hotline, contact a mental health professional right away, or go to the emergency room.

The Cost of Depression

The average first consultation average $175.00 and each regular session is $135.00 the average amount of sessions averages about sessions for the average person but for people who need extended could be as much as 24 sessions. that’s $3,415 dollars per person. Please consider donating to the Deseray Smith Foundation to help those in need with the cost of treatment.

Thank you again for your support. *Terms and Conditions

The Deseray Smith Foundation can help with referrals and treatment costs. Reach out to us today if you need help.