It’s common to feel sad sometimes, but depression is different. If sadness persists and lasts longer than normal, you may have these signs or symptoms.

You may need to see a Life’s Hope Counselor if……………

  • Feeling excessively sad or empty
  • Unexplained aches or pains that your medical doctors has not explanations for
  • Thoughts of dying
  • Overeating, weight gain
  • No Pleasure in activities
  • Excessive feelings of guilt
  • Feeling worthless
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Lack of appetite
  • Fatigue lack of energy
  • Anger, having excessive irritability
  • Poor memory and concentration

Take a Depression Test:

Depression Test – Free mental health tests from Mental Health America (


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How Therapy can Help:

The situation that is causing your depression is unique to you. You have your own set of memories, experiences, traumas, emotions, and responses to the world around you. That’s why there is no exact process with depression and how therapy works.  Your therapy will be individualized to your individual needs and wishes.

With this in mind, there are some things you can expect from your counselor. First, you will be given a counselor who has specialized trauma training that can help you most of all. Once you have a counselor to work with, you will discuss your personal situation and make a plan. Your counselor will set goals and figure out what’s causing your depression so you can pinpoint solutions to address those causes. This is why depression therapy is so effective, because it gets to the root of what may be causing your depression.