Depression can look different in different people. The severity of symptoms can vary and a person might not experience every sign.
You cant always tell when someone is depressed. For many their inner world is masked by a variety of coping skills: smiles, joking, distance, anger, drinking, and chaos. Unresolved pain can overwhelm a person. Many suffer in isolation. Sharing our truth can be healing.
Signs of depression can include:
Talking to someone can be the life raft that a person needs. Medications can also be a part of managing depression. Natural tools for helping with depression can include: walking or increasing your physical activity, petting a loved dog or cat, calling a trusted friend, yoga, prayer, orgasm with a partner or alone.