Experiencing the World Differently

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“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” 

Depression is more than a feeling of going through a rough patch. It’s a mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Some experience one episode, but most experience reoccurring depressive symptoms. An estimated 16 million adults adults have had one depressive episode in the past year. It does effect women more than others. Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression. Experiencing Depressive symptoms are different for everyone. For most, depression changes how one functions day to day. Common symptoms includes:

☑️ changes in sleep

☑️ changes in appetite

☑️ lack of concentration

☑️ loss of energy

☑️ lack of interest

☑️ low self-esteem

☑️ hopelessness

☑️ changes in movement

☑️ physical aches and pains

Experiencing the World,

Shayla Peterson, LCSW, LISW-CP

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