All of us can get down at times. It’s normal to have a case of the blues, especially when things aren’t going well or as expected. However, if you feel sad all the time, or lose interest in doing things you once enjoyed, you could be depressed. Depression affects how you feel, think and behave and requires treatment to get better.
Common symptoms of depression include:
- Changes in sleep - sleeping too much or unable to sleep
- Inability to concentrate
- Lack of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Irritability or anger
- Loss of interest in activities
- Mood swings
- Persistent feeling of sadness
- Thoughts of suicide
If you have symptoms of depression, you should make an appointment to see your doctor or a therapist right away. New Vista offers therapy in a supportive and respectful environment. Our clinicians are trained in a multitude of therapy strategies to meet your individual needs.
If you’re having suicidal thoughts call 911 immediately. You can also call the New Vista 24-Hour Helpline at 1.800.928.8000. New Vista Helpline calls are answered by crisis counselors, who are trained to assist you and make a plan to get the help you need immediately. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK 1.800.273.8255.