We all feel stress, anxiety, and sadness from time to time. But persistent feelings of sadness or being overwhelmed may be signs of depression. Many people experience depression and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Know that you are not alone.
The good news is that as many as 80% of people who receive treatment for depression start seeing an improvement in their mood within 4-6 weeks. The first step is identifying it. National Depression Screening Day is a great opportunity to take that first step in the form of an anonymous screening test.
If you or a family member are experiencing low self-esteem, hopelessness, guilt, or a loss of interest in your favorite activities, call our free 24/7 nurse advice hotline to speak with a Registered Nurse any day, anytime. Or speak to a doctor in person by scheduling an appointment today.