What Is Depression?

Did you know that Depression has many faces?
Whatever the face of depression there is help!

Everyone has days when they feel sad or down. For many it can last days and even weeks--and for some it seems that all there is – is sadness, hopelessness… This is depression and it can be treated. Depression has many faces and can show up differently depending on a person’s age; for example, a child will most likely have symptoms that are different from an adolescent and an adolescent from a young adult and then a senior adult or elder could present totally different symptoms from the younger people. Men and women will also show different faces of depression. If you have any of the following feelings or thoughts that will not seem to go away, you may have depression. The good news is -- it is treatable.

  • Anger/low tolerance with people or situations
  • Fatigue
  • No appetite or too much appetite
  • Sleeplessness or only wanting to sleep
  • Hopelessness or helplessness
  • Guilt
  • Not worthy
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Loss of concentration
  • Faulty memory
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts

If you are experiencing one or more these faces of depression we can help, there is no need to suffer – we can be reached via phone, email, or through the website.