Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.
Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities.
Some of the most common symptoms of depression include:
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Sleep changes
- Weight and appetite changes
- Loss of energy
- Unexplained aches and pains
Help Coping with Depression
"Depression is the most treatable mental illness"*. Most people who suffer from depression are helped by personal counselling. Learning that you are not alone and that help is available is often the beginning of recovery from depression.