Depression is not your fault. Major depressive disorder is a mood disorder, often caused by a chemical imbalance, that fuels constant sadness or even a lack of interest in life.
Like most mental illnesses, there is no cure for depression. But there is hope—with specialized care and treatment, you can find relief from your symptoms, reach remission and find your way back to life.
Depression is serious—and anybody who thinks or talks about harming themselves should be taken very seriously. If you or someone you love is having thoughts of suicide, call 911 and reach out to us right away.
Depression looks different for everyone. However, some common symptoms may include: