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.

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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

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

Your Scars Are Proof That God Heals

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Do you often feel like a failure? This blog was originally published on Anthem of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to illuminating hope for those battling brokenness, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide and addiction. Your scars are proof that God heals. We live in a world that calls failure a weakness, and labels..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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