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Everyone feels down at times. The blues are a natural part of life.
However, an unhappy period that is intense or lasts for more than a couple of weeks can be a sign of depression. Depression is a serious illness. It is not a sign of weakness or a "character flaw," and it is not something you can "snap out of." In fact, most people with depression need treatment to get better. Depression can disrupt the lives of family and friends. If you know someone you think may be depressed, find out what you can do to help.
Never ignore a person's comments about suicide or behaviors that can lead to self-harm. Warning signals for suicide include:
- Threats or talk of suicide
- Statements such as “I won’t be a problem much longer” or “Nothing matters”
- Giving away possessions or making a will or funeral arrangements
- Buying a gun or other weapon
- Sudden, unexplained cheerfulness or calm after a period of depression
If you notice any of these signs, get help right away. Call a healthcare professional, mental health clinic, or suicide hotline and ask what action to take. In an emergency, don’t hesitate to call the police.
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