Fast Fact: Depression
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"October is Depression Awareness Month. With depression, there are more symptoms than just feeling down. You may feel tired all the time, or you may have a hard time falling asleep and stay wide awake. You may start to lose motivation and interest in activities you used to enjoy. You can start feeling hopeless and alone. If you’re experiencing this, you’re not the only one.

After surveying 1,500 deaf ASL users at the Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life Center, 25% said that their doctor told them that they had depression or anxiety.

There is support and resources available. Talk and share about how you feel with your friends,family, and co-workers. There are counselors/therapists available, including those who are deaf; you can Google them online. If you notice someone who seems to be struggling, reach out and provide support. The little things can add up and make a difference.

Remember, you’re not alone. There are resources and support available."

There are more symptoms to depression than just feeling “down”. Watch this video to learn about depression and its symptoms. You are not alone.