Depression is a mental illness marked by feelings of profound sadness and lack of interest in activities.

Depression is not the same as a blue mood. It is a persistent low mood that interferes with the ability to function and appreciate things in life. It may cause a wide range of symptoms, both physical and emotional. It can last for weeks, months, or years. People with depression rarely recover without treatment.

  • Depression cuts across gender, race, and ethnicity. 
  • A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood.
  • It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away.
  • People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.
  • Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years.
  • Treatment can help most people who suffer from depression.

Depression Screening

Try our confidential online depression screening program.

  • Feeling sad, blue, or hopeless?
  • Lost interest in things you used to enjoy?
  • Body aches and pains with no known physical cause?

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