According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SMAHSA), it’s important to talk to a licensed mental health professional if some of these signs of depression are present nearly every day for two or more weeks:

  • Continued feelings of sadness, hopelessness, pessimism, emptiness
  • Fatigue, lack of energy
  • Insomnia or other sleep issues, such as waking up very early or sleeping too much
  • Anxiety, irritability, restlessness
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Lack of interest or joy in hobbies and activities
  • Changes in appetite, leading to rapid weight loss or weight gain.
  • Moving, talking, or thinking more slowly or feeling extra fidgety
  • Forgetfulness
  • Trouble concentrating, thinking clearly, or making decisions.
  • Thoughts of not wanting to live, death or suicide, suicide attempts, or self-harm behaviors.

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