Being depressed often feels like carrying a very heavy burden. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of depression every year, making it one of the most common disorders in the country.

Depression is more than simply a low mood: it causes mental pain, impacts on our ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks and can affect all areas of our life.

Some of the symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling numb/detached from others
  • Appetite changes (poor appetite or eating too much)
  • Decreased interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Decreased ability to concentrate
  • Thoughts of death
  • Hopelessness
  • Difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep or sleeping too much