We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Do you find yourself:

  • Low on energy and always feeling tired?
  • Overeating or having no appetite at all?
  • Unable to enjoy activities or things you have enjoyed in the past?
  • Feeling worthless?
  • Having difficulty making decisions or concentrating on tasks?
  • Not being able to sleep well or always wanting to sleep with difficulty awakening?
  • Feeling hopeless?
  • Feeling “down” most of the day, nearly every day, and having crying spells?
  • Having little or no interest in your daily activities?
  • Having recurrent thoughts of doing harm to yourself?

If you are experiencing many of these symptoms, then you may be “clinically depressed.” Feeling sad is a natural reaction to loss or exposure to a traumatic situation. If these symptoms persist for longer than two months and are interfering with your ability to function on a daily basis, then you may be experiencing a major depression. We encourage you to seek therapy or talk with your physician about whether medication might be warranted. Research has demonstrated that the most effective treatment for depression may be a combination of therapy and medication. This is a good time to reach out for support.