Everyone experiences sad feelings and blue days sometimes, but if you notice that the sad feelings you have are more intense, last longer, and are interfering with your daily life and relationships, it is important to get immediate help so that you can return to feeling like your regular self.
- Signs you may be depressed include feelings of hopelessness, and "like there is no light at the end of the tunnel."
Other signs include:
- feelings of sadness a majority of the time
- finding little, if any, satisfaction or joy in life
- having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning
- changes in sleep patterns such as not sleeping or sleeping too much
- change in eating habits such as eating to little or too much
- withdrawing from your friends and loved ones
- decreased energy or activity
- restlessness and or irritability
- fewer thoughts or slowed thinking
- feelings of guilt of worthlessness
- thoughts of suicide
If you have thoughts of suicide and a plan of follow through please tell someone. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can can 911or go straight to your local emergency room. Don't Wait. Get Help.