Depression can range from not wanting to get out of bed for work in the morning to self-harm or suicide. It is important to remember that, as with anything in life, challenges will pass. You often come out stronger having learned the lessons of our struggles. Keep in mind, there is always help and support available, and you are never alone in your battle with depression.
When to see a doctor
If you feel depressed, make an appointment to see your doctor or behavioral health specialist as soon as you can. If you're reluctant to seek treatment, talk to a friend or loved one, any healthcare professional, a faith leader or someone else you trust.
When to get emergency help
If you think you may hurt yourself, or if you have a loved one who is in danger of suicide or self-harm, please call 911 or 988 (the suicide hotline) immediately.