Some 15 million Americans a year struggle with depression. It is a common but serious mood disorder, causing severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.  It interferes with concentration and motivation. It is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care.

The good news is that even in the most severe cases, depression is highly treatable.  Left untreated, depression can be devastating, but with early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and healthy lifestyle choices, many people do get better. The key is to get an evaluation and find a treatment plan that is right for you.

Through blogs, eBooks, stories, podcasts and more find answers to these kinds of questions and much more:

  • Am I depressed?
  • What does depression feel like?
  • How can I get help for my depression?
  • How do others cope with depression?
  • How can I help my friend who is depressed?

Most Recent Blogs on Depression

Mental Health: How to Cope After Losing a Job

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It’s never easy to cope with job loss – and it’s even harder if you’ve been fired or laid off unexpectedly. Most people experience grief after losing a job, just as they would after any other significant loss. It can be jarring to feel the intense, negative emotions that come..Read more

7 Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One with Depression

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I love my friends and family. I don’t want any of them to struggle, suffer, or feel pain, especially not when I feel like I might be able to help. If you love someone who has a depression diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what to do. After all,..Read more

Just a Bad Week or Depression? How to Tell the Difference

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Life can be difficult and saddening. Whether you’re grieving, dealing with a tough relationship, or just feel like you have the blues, it’s easy to feel weighed down. I can remember many times when I felt isolated, ashamed, or lonely and had a tough time tracing it back to a..Read more

Don’t Let Your Pain Go Unseen – [Video]

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UnseenFilm.org This Short Film is Sure to Leave an Impact This 25 minute film is sure to impact you in some way and is well worth watching. It explores the unseen pain of depression. If you or someone you know struggles with depression or suicidal thinking, parts of this film..Read more

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She Cheated and I Thought My World Ended

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Crazy in Love I met this girl. She had a smile that made me melt inside. I began talking to her every day and quickly fell in love. We’d been talking about getting married and it felt so certain. It was all I wanted. No. She was all I wanted...Read more

My Best Friend’s Suicide Hurt Me

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I Was Shook By My Best Friend’s Suicide If anyone would have told me that you were going to come and leave so quickly from my life, I would have smacked them and called them a fool.  We made it to 6 months. In those 6 months, you became my..Read more

Schalk’s Story: The Buildup of Emotional Strain

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I Only Ever Loved One Woman The heartbreak broke me completely and so badly that I went and did drugs, something I was against completely. Before she left me and after she left me, I died inside and I tried to take my life a few times after we broke..Read more

Madylon’s Story: My Life Has Been an Emotional Roller Coaster

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My life from day one has been an emotional roller coaster. I have had many up and downs…mostly downs. My mom is a drug addict. I had to live with her. I have been yelled at, screamed at, called worthless and almost every other name in the book. I have..Read more

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Free eBook: Understanding a Relationship with God

A guide to understanding the basics of Christianity and a meaningful relationship with God.  Do You Feel Like Life is Meaningless? Are you wondering what your purpose is? Do you have questions about what Christians believe or what it means to be a Christian? At TheHopeLine we believe real and lasting HOPE can only come […]

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