According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S.

We may all feel a little depressed mood at times; however, depression is much more than feeling a little blue. Some of the symptoms of depression include the following:

 


  • Persistent sadness or emptiness
  • irritability
  • feeling hopelessness
  • fatigue or lack of energy
  • feelings of heaviness or moving slowly
  • Feeling worthless or hopeless
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, early morning rising, or sleeping too much
  • Concentration or decision making difficulties
  • Changes of appetite or weight changes
  • Somatic symptoms: headache, stomachache, aches and pains
  • Thoughts of death or suicide/ suicide ideations/ suicide attempts (If you feel suicide, please contact your local emergency room, call 911, or contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255)

If you have been feeling some or all of these symptoms from more than 2 weeks, you may have some depression. If you feel suicidal, please contact your local emergency room, call 911, or contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If this is a mental health emergency, please contact Mobile Crisis at (866) 275-9552.

*Therapist does not provide medication management

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, there is help for you to help you gain control over your life. Give me a call at (704) 890-8333 and we will work on a treatment plan to address your specific needs.