By Kelsey

Signs of someone who may have Depression:

  • Difficulty sleeping or may sleep more than usual.
  • Changes in appetite.
  • Withdrawal from social interaction/ loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable.
  • Lack of energy, difficulty concentrating or remembering things.


  • According to Behavioral Health Barometer, 2014, "More than 1 out of 20 American 12 years of age and older reported current depression in 2006.
  • 4.3% of teenagers ages 12-17 reported having Depression.
  • 4.7% of people ages 18-39 were reported having Depression.
  • 6.7% of females were reported having Depression.
  • 4.0% of males were reported having Depression."

Hotline and ways to avoid Depression:

  1. Take steps to control your stress and boost your self-esteem.
  2. Reach out to loved one in times of crisis.
  3. Get help at any early sign of Depression.
  4. Consider getting long-term treatment, to avoid a relapse.

If you know someone or you have Depression call the hotline and get help.