Besides a Bout of Blues

by Asha Patel

Symptoms

Want to know if you or a loved one may be suffering from depression? Look for these signs and symptoms:



  • Upset stomach or headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Having negative or self-critical thoughts
  • Withdrawing from friends, family or activities that were once enjoyed
  • Putting less effort into activities and / or paying less attention in school or work


Teens Health

ABOUT 20% OF TEENS EXPERIENCE DEPRESSION BEFORE REACHING ADULTHOOD

YOU'RE NOT ALONE

J.K Rowling, the extremely famous author of the Harry Potter series, suffered from depression shortly after the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 1997. She was suffering from severe clinical depression, while also going through financial issues. Rowling sought professional help, which helped her cope and eventually overcome her depression. When asked about therapy, she said, “I had to do it...when my life was changing so suddenly - and it really helped.”


The Huffington Post

Local Treatment Center

If you need help, contact the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA).


Phone: 888-829-2483


Email: info@dbsanewjersey.org