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Sep 6

Depression Can Impact Anyone

Posted By iamincontrol | September 6, 2018

Depression is a mental health issue. Being sad, hopeless, having low energy and headaches are just a few symptoms that people with depression consistently face. Depression can hit someone at any age. There are also different kinds of depressions that can impact a person’s life:

  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

I am living with seasonal affective disorder and it is hard. Going from being social and full of energy to barely able to get out of bed. I am not the only one that deals with depression in my family. My mother deals with it year round, but takes medication to help with the symptoms. Depression exists and it can impact anyone at any time. People need to be aware that it is an illness that needs to be taken seriously.

Learn the difference between sadness and depression, plus more, here: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/depression.html