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Depression can affect your ability to function at work, school, or home and can reduce your motivation to engage in social and recreational activities. Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling sad, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, or generally pessimistic.
  • Feeling more irritable than normal.
  • Not doing the things you used to enjoy because you have no interest and/or motivation.
  • Feeling easily fatigued or generally lacking energy.
  • Experiencing changes in your sleep and/or appetite.
  • Having difficulty thinking, making decisions, concentrating, or remembering things.
  • Having an increase in physical ailments with no medical reason or evidence as to why.
  • Thinking of death or suicide.

Questions to consider asking when you call a depression hotline:

  • What are some common symptoms of depression?
  • Do I actually have depression, or am I just sad?
  • Will I feel like this for the rest of my life?
  • Is it possible to have more than one mental illness at a time?
  • What can I do to start feeling better?
  • What should I expect when I seek treatment?
  • What levels of treatment are there for depression?
  • What type of therapy or medication can help me resolve my depression?
  • Will I have to be on medication for the rest of my life?
  • Will insurance cover the cost of treatment?
  • If I don’t have insurance, how much will treatment cost? Are there any free or low-cost resources in my community?
  • What should I do next?

Calling a depression hotline can help you answer the following questions:

  • How can I tell if someone I love is dealing with depression?
  • Should I confront this person, or is there another way I can start the conversation?
  • How can I show my support?
  • Are there any support groups for family and friends of people with depression?
  • What options do I have if I fear that my loved one is at risk of hurting themselves or someone else?

Calling a depression hotline is your opportunity to:

  • Get information about depression and general mental health disorders.
  • Talk to someone who understands what you are going through.
  • Receive help confidentially and anonymously.
  • Find a counselor, therapist, or mental health treatment facility.
  • Learn how depression is treated.
  • Discover how to help a loved one who is experiencing depression.
  • Get more information about how depression is related to other mental health issues.