Today’s post by Judy Freundlich Tiell, Executive Director
Everyone feels blue or sad once in a while, but depression is a serious illness and there are ways with both medication and counseling, that you can get help. October 7th is National Depression Screening day – if you have some of the following symptoms, seek help – JFCS has trained therapists who work with people who are suffering from clinical depression.
If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just wonâ€™t go away, you may be suffering from clinical depression.
â€¢ you canâ€™t sleep or you sleep too much
â€¢ you canâ€™t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult
â€¢ you feel hopeless and helpless
â€¢ you canâ€™t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try
â€¢ you have lost your appetite or you canâ€™t stop eating
â€¢ you are much more irritable and short-tempered than usual
â€¢ you have thoughts that life is not worth living (Seek help immediately if this is the case)
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