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:
- Take steps to control your stress and boost your self-esteem.
- Reach out to loved one in times of crisis.
- Get help at any early sign of Depression.
- Consider getting long-term treatment, to avoid a relapse.
If you know someone or you have Depression call the hotline and get help.