Spotting the Signs of Depression — and Steps to Take if You’re Feeling Down.

Spotting the Signs of Depression — and Steps to Take if You’re Feeling Down.


If you or a loved one have struggled with depression, you know just how difficult it can be. But sometimes, it’s not so easy to spot the signs of depression, especially when it comes to yourself. And even if you do recognize them, you might write them off as not a big deal — but that can be a major mistake, because paying close attention to your mental well-being is key to maintaining good overall health.

What are the signs of depression?

Depression comes in many forms, and everybody’s situation is a little different. While the causes can change, there are a few typical symptoms you can look out for that might signal depression is to blame. Keep in mind that all of these signs can be caused by other issues, but especially if you experience several at once, it’s definitely worth figuring out if depression is the reason. Possible symptoms include:

What should I do if I think I might be depressed?

The first thing to know is you aren’t alone — more than 16 million people struggle with major depression every year in this country. But there’s good news, too: Depression is treatable, and there are countless resources out there to help you get back on track. Here are a few good places to start:

If you think depression might be an issue, know that you always have somewhere to turn, and there’s always hope. A great place to begin is at one of our mental health support groups. Just remember there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and your best days are still ahead.

If you’re looking for more resources you can use to improve your health, be sure to check out our blog. It’s full of useful tips and information your whole family can use!   

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