Depression symptoms could include but not limited to: increased feelings of loneliness, not sleeping as much, withdrawing from friends and families, feeling worthless, feeling numb, and so much more. The signs of depression are not so obvious as they are happening to us. When depression gets worse, it is important that you get the professional counselling help that you need. If untreated, depression can become major depression ,which is clinical depression that needs treatment.
You can start as small as sharing your struggles on an open community like psych2go or researching where to get help, but start small. Only by being aware that you need help, is when you will start to take the first step towards recovery.
If you notice any of these signs getting worse, we recommend talking to a professional about this.
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