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Don’t Suffer Alone: Recognizing the Signs of Depression and Seeking Help
264 million people around the world suffer from depression. It is one of the most known mental disorders. It’s also the leading cause of disability globally. Despite its prevalence, recognizing the signs and knowing what to do about it is uncommon.
Knowing how to identify the signs of depression in yourself or others can literally save a life.
Depression Red Flags: Know the Warning Signs
It’s normal to feel sad, lonely, or down at times. It’s a natural reaction to life’s struggles. But when these feelings start to disrupt your daily life and cause physical issues, it becomes more than just a bad day. If it lasts for long periods, depression can render you unable to live a full and productive life.
Worse, depression often leads to suicidal thoughts. That’s why it’s critical to learn the warning signs of depression so that you can seek help as soon as the symptoms manifest.
While everyone experiences depression differently, the following are common symptoms of this mental health issue:
- Trouble remembering details, concentrating, and making decisions
- Feelings of guilt
- Feelings of helplessness and worthlessness
- Sleep disturbances such as insomnia, sleeping too much, or early-morning wakefulness
- Pessimism and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in hobbies and other things you used to enjoy
- Appetite loss or overeating
- Cramps, headaches, pains, and aches that won’t go away
- Persistent empty feelings
- Prolonged anxiety and sadness
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
If you feel one or more of these symptoms for significant periods of time, call us here at Talking for Therapy. We won’t judge you or offer unsolicited advice.
Our advisors are trained to listen actively and emphatically. So feel free to honestly express your thoughts and feelings. In addition to compassionate listening, we will also share resources, support groups, and treatment options you can explore should you decide to seek further help.
Are You Feeling Depressed? Let’s Talk.
Depression is not just a burden to the sufferer, but to the people around them. It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with this mental illness.
Don’t hesitate to call us if you want to talk about how to help a friend or loved one. We can help you recognize the signs of depression in men, postpartum depression in your spouse, manic depressive or bipolar symptoms, anxiety, hallucinations, and other manifestations that can accompany depression.
With Talking for Therapy, you don’t have to battle depression alone. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us from anywhere in the world, and we will always pick up the phone.
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