Many people today experience depression. Sometimes we experience a fleeting feeling that we call the “blues.” Clinical depression is more severe and can persist for two weeks or longer. There can be mood swings from highs to lows. Frequently depressed people cover up their sad feelings around others. Depressed persons may experience a multitude of symptoms affecting them emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Depression usually indicates a need for immediate help since it may progress to a serious mental illness or may lead to suicide. When persistent depression interferes with someone’s ability to function, it’s time to seek professional help.
Some symptoms of depression include: persistent sad mood, loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed, change in appetite or weight, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, physical slowing, mental and emotional agitation, energy loss, persistent feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
Isaiah 69:3 Modern English Version (MEV):
In all their affliction He was afflicted,
and the angel of His presence saved them;
in His love and in His mercy He redeemed them;
and He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.
Summit Counseling provides help for those suffering from depression. For more information on depression, call Summit Counseling or visit us on the web.