It is normal and expected that throughout life, we experience times where we feel low and down about certain things that may or may not be within our control. While this is a normal aspect of life, it can be easy for these low moments to linger, dominating our wellbeing to the point where this low turns into depression.
Answer yes or no to the statements below to determine whether you may be experiencing depression.
In the past two weeks, have you experienced:
1. Excessive low mood most of the day, nearly every day?
Yes/No2. Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day?
Yes/No3. Significant weight loss or weight gain, or an increase or decrease in appetite nearly every day?
Yes/No4. Mental fog/slowing down of thought and a reduction of physical movement?
5. Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day?
6. Thoughts of feeling worthless or excessive guilt nearly every day?
Yes/No7. Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness nearly every day?
Yes/No8. Reoccurring thoughts of death, or recurrent suicidal ideation?
If you answer yes to the majority of these questions, you may be experiencing depression. It is important to know that you do not have to deal with this alone. You deserve a life with joy and ease. Reach out today and head toward a better life.