Most of us feel sad, lonely, or depressed at times. It’s a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or injured self-esteem. But when these feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms, and last for long periods of time, they can keep you from leading a normal, active life.2
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10Hurley, K., & Blackwell, A. (2019). The depression workbook for teens: Tools to improve your mood, build self-esteem, and stay motivated. Emeryville, CA: Rockbridge Press.