Depression

Learn about Depression

Depression, an ailment of great distress, often includes irregularities in the level of hormones and chemicals that support brain function within our bodies. More than just feeling down or having the blues for a few days, it is a mood disorder that can severely interfere with your daily life.

Symptoms

May Include:

Changes in Appetite

Feeling tired all the time

Inability to have fun

Sadness and irritability

How do others feel?

You are not alone

"Whenever someone tells me to ‘Just be happy,’ I want to yell, ‘Oh, hey, depression’s gone! Why didn’t I think of that?’ But usually I just roll my eyes instead.”

 

“My mental health problems are real and they are valid. I will not judge myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed. I will not make myself feel worse because someone else appears to be handling their mental illness better than I am handling mine. Recovery is not a competition.”

(anonymous sources)