Do You Need Help Identifying Depression?

“If you feel distressed some of the time, some of the days, you’re probably with the majority of people, period,” said Dr. Emanuel Maidenberg, clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA. “If you start feeling distress for most of the day, for most of the week, and if those feelings of anxiety or sadness persist for a week or two, it could be time to reach out for help.”

Most professionals agree that asking for help is the first step towards recovery. 

“If you’re not feeling well, you should reach out to someone, particularly when it gets to the point where this is affecting the quality of your life,” said Dr. Jorge Partida Del Toro, chief of psychology at the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.

Self Care Survey

This self-help survey is to make you aware and it’s different for everyone. Here are some basic objective measures.

Things to pay attention to:

• Are you losing concentration?

• Are your personal relationships suffering?

• Are you having difficulties with productivity at home or at work?

• Are you having trouble sleeping?

• Are you eating too much or too little?

• Are you using substances too much to a point where it’s a concern for you?

Please Reach Out For Help

The following resources are listed below to help you take steps in the process of finding a solution.  They are staffed and there to help everyone who is in need.