Depression is a medical condition. It’s normal to feel down when life gets tough-when you lose a job, end a relationship or lose someone you love. People often talk about feeling depressed when such things happen.
But when true depression occurs, there are physical changes in the brain. The brain doesn’t manage things such as mood, thinking, appetite or sleep in the same way. Environment, genetics, stress and brain chemistry can all play a part in depression.
Take Steps to Prevent Depression
- Stay connected to other people. Seek out family, friends, and co-workers
- Help others-Join a service club, or volunteer at a community
- Get involved in church
- Talk with someone you trust
- Take care of your health ( Eat Healthy, Be Physically Active, Get Enough Seep, Manage Stress)