What is depression?

What is depression?

Jessyka Elliott, Staff Writer

Most people feel sad or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss or life’s struggles.But when intense sadness, including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless lasts for many days to weeks and keeps you from living your life, it may be something more than sadness.

How to know if you have depression?A depressed mood during most of the day, especially in the morning.

  • You feel tired or have a lack of energy almost every day.
  • You feel worthless or guilty almost every day.
  • You have a hard time focusing, remembering details, and making decisions.
  • You can’t sleep or you sleep too much almost every day.
  • You have almost no interest or pleasure in many activities nearly every day.
  • You think often about death or suicide not just a fear of death.
  • You feel restless or slowed down.
  • You’ve lost or gained weight.

Depression may not affect everyone the same way but it has a lasting impression on those who have it. Depression is a serious thing and it hurts everyone. Physically and mentally it’s something that hunts people because they don’t know how to act about it. If you don’t have anyone there for you or just to talk to it can become worse and it doesn’t take much time for it to get worse very quickly it can because our worst enemy is our own head.