Depression can affect anyone, and the right treatment can save a life. This Mental Health Awareness Month, find out how to spot the signs of depression and when to get help.
Being sad at times and having “the blues” are normal feelings. But depression is a serious condition that can interfere with sleeping, eating, and your usual activities. Sometimes depression feels like extreme sadness, but it can also take other forms.
If you have experienced two or more of the symptoms below for three weeks or longer, you may have depression. Click on the images to learn more.
If you are feeling depressed and in need of help, see your doctor or call 1-800-LIFENET for free, 24/7 counseling and support. If you believe that you or someone you know is in danger or likely to harm him- or herself, call 9-1-1 right away.
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