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Depression: Contact a Mental Health Agency in the Detroit area

A Detroit merchandise store sign is seen in a window in downtown Detroit July 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.
A Detroit merchandise store sign is seen in a window in downtown Detroit July 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Depression is real! According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out" of. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychological counseling or both read the entire Mayo Clinic article

Have you been sad for more than 14 days? You might be depressed. Seek help immediately, contact a Mental Health Agency in the Detroit area www.mhweb.org

Mental health professionals are trained to help people cope during tough times. Read Benefits of seeing a psychiatrist

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