1. Depression may look different from one person to the next.
You may be feeling sad, tearful or restless. Another person may experience irritability rather than sadness. Small things that never upset you or your loved one may suddenly trigger intense feelings and can result in frustration.
2. Depression can impact how much energy you have.
You or your loved one might feel tired and sluggish. You might feel like no matter how much sleep you get-it isn't enough. Small things might exhaust you such as brushing your teeth, making breakfast or driving to work.
3. Depression can affect your self-esteem.
You might begin to question your worth or value. Sometimes people question their place in the world. This could be a sign of depression.
In short, Depression has a lot of layers and what one person experiences may be different than the next person. Help is available. You are not alone.
It takes a lot of courage to seek help.
To get help:
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
SANE has information about Depression: https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides/depression
Central Arizona Crisis
Crisis Line: (602) 222-9444 or (800) 631-1314 TTY (602) 274-3360 or (800) 327-9254
If you would like to speak to someone right away to get support, you can call the Warm Line: (602) 347-1100