Depression is all too common today.
If you ever have that feeling of being discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general, and it only lasts for a short period of time, it may just be a case of “the blues.”
But when the feelings last for more than two weeks and they interfere with daily activities, it could be something much more difficult for you and your family to deal with.
So, how can we naturally combat depression, and live well in spite of the “ripple effect” caused by experiencing our own depression or living with someone that struggles with it? And how do we know when it’s time to seek professional help?
We will explore this and more in this educational and inspirational take on a tough issue. Don’t let Depression win!
What if I or someone I know is in crisis?
If you are thinking about harming yourself, or know someone who is, tell someone who can help immediately.
Do not leave your friend or relative alone, and do not isolate yourself.
Call your doctor.
Call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room to get immediate help, or ask a friend or family member to help you do these things.
Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK ( 1-800-273-8255 ); TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889) to talk to a trained counselor.