Anxiety 

Depression

From time to time, it is normal to feel sad, lonely, unhappy or discouraged.  If you or someone you care about experiences these feelings for a prolonged period of time, and it is affecting daily functioning at home, work or school, depression could be present.

Depression can affect an individual's thoughts about him or herself, motivation about completing tasks, and feelings about the world and those around him/her. People often describe depression as feeling stuck in a dark hole or tunnel with no way out. 

Common symptoms of depression include: 

  • Anger

  • Becoming withdrawn or isolated from others

  • Change in appetite (eating more or less than usual)

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than normal

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Feelings of guilt/regret

  • Lack of energy, feeling tired or fatigued

  • Hopelessness/helplessness

  • Negative thinking

  • No longer interested in a activities that used to be enjoyableS

  • Sadness

  • Negative thoughts

  • Thoughts of suicide and/or death 


If you or someone you care about is showing signs of depression, it is extremely important to seek help.  Often, when in a depressive state, it is difficult to feel motivated to ask for help, but this is when treatment is so beneficial.  If you are having thoughts of suicide or death please get help now.  If thoughts persist, call 911 or go to an emergency room as soon as possible. There is hope and reaching out for help is a sign of true strength.    

Below are some additional resources for depression:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Depression
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance