What is Depression?

· Are you constantly sad and don’t know why?
· Do you find yourself spending less time with family and friends?
· Do you feel lethargic and unmotivated?

If you answered “yes” to the aforementioned questions, you may be experiencing depression. Perhaps something happened to you that brought on these feelings. Or maybe nothing happened but you still feel sad and down.

If you experience the following for more than six weeks you may be depressed:

  • Change in appetite
  • Sleep disturbance (sleeping more or less than usual)
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Difficulty completing daily tasks
  • Interference in relationships (family, friends, partner, work)

Black women have high rates of depression and are often working to keep it together for themselves and others. There is no need to suffer alone. We can teach you new ways to manage and even end depression.

The Mayo Clinic offers more detailed information about Depression.
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Take the Mayo Clinic’s Self-Assessment to learn if you have symptoms of depression: Find out more here »