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Signs of Depression

Emotional Changes

  • Feelings of sadness, including crying spells

  • Frustration, anger or irritability

  • Feelings of hopelessness or emptiness

  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities

  • Possible conflict with family or friends

  • Low self-esteem

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt

  • Fixation on past failures

  • Problems thinking, poor concentration, poor memory

  • Ongoing sense the future being grim or bleak

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Behavioral Changes

  • Feeling very tired, loss of energy

  • Struggling with sleeping too much or not being able to sleep

  • Changes in appetite. It may increase or decrease

  • Changes in weight

  • Use of alcohol or drugs

  • Feeling very agitated or restless

  • May look like they are slowed down, speaking and movement

  • May have body aches or headaches

  • Isolation from friends and/or family

  • Poor school performance

  • Less attention paid to personal hygiene or appearance

  • May show increase in anger, aggression or acting out

  • Self harm. Examples are cutting or causing pain to self

  • Talking about suicide and/or death. Can lead to making a suicidal plan

Crisis Lines

Benton County: 509-783-0500

Yakima County: 509-575-4200

National Suicide Prevention Line:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line: Text “start” to 741-741

Reaching out for help for someone could save their life.


Do not be afraid to call.

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