Depression is a leading risk factor for suicide. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your job is, depression can touch anyone. Signs of depression include:
- Mood – sad, irritable, angry
- Withdrawing from friends, family, activities
- Changes in sleep, appetite or weight
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Not able to think or focus
- Hopelessness – seeing no chance of improvement
Depression is a treatable medical illness. Help is available, please reach out.
If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the Maine suicide crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112. If you need immediate help, dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you are not in Maine, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).