• Often feeling sad or guilty

  • Not enjoying daily activities

  • Eating or sleeping more or less than usual

  • Feeling irritable or tired

  • Memory or concentration problems

  • Thinking about suicide



Practical steps you can take if you are depressed


  • Get adequate sleep

  • Manage or minimize stress

  • Aerobic exercise

  • Practice being grateful

  • Connect with others

  • See your primary care physician to rule out medical conditions (low thyroid disorder, lyme disease, celiac, etc.)


Treatments that work:



  • EMDR

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Medication (as a supplement to psychotherapy)


If you are depressed, see a psychologist for psychotherapy. If you cannot reach a therapist, call a suicide hotline (1-800-273-TALK) or 911. Depression is very treatable.



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