"Why recognizing the first sign of depression is extremely crucial."

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At the first sign of depression, if you are keen on picking up on it and taking care of yourself, you are apt to save yourself unnecessary illness and perhaps hundred of dollars spent on recovery.

"I have learned a lot from your information and will try to put these things in to practice, concerning listening to my emotions because I know I have suffered from damaged emotions! Also, I do believe that we have to put into our bodies the right nutrition for right brain function, also a right attitude of life."

What do I mean?

Well, its like if your tire gets a nail in it. If you notice it immediately and get it fixed, you save yourself from a potential accident. But, if you don’t notice the nail and keep driving, the nail can work itself deeper and deeper into the tire eventually causing it to blow and perhaps causing you an accident.

Early detection of any sign of depression is a huge advantage (but we share how there's still hope even if you miss it).

"What is the first sign of depression?"

Here are a few first signs:

-trouble sleeping,

-having no motivation to do anything,

-constant negativity or even

-a desire to abuse alcohol or drugs.

The bottom line is if you feel





-unmotivated, or uninterested in life – you may be on the verge of entering depression.

Here is a complete list of signs...

Changes In Activity or Energy Level

  • Loss of energy
  • Tiredness
  • "Laziness"
  • Lack of activity
  • Can't sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Loss of interest in fun activities
  • Social withdrawal

Physical Changes

  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Decreased or increased appetite
  • Delay of motor skills

Emotional Pain

  • Constant sadness
  • Unexplained, uncontrollable crying
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Loss of self-Esteem
  • Despair
  • Hopelessness
  • Helplessness

Difficult Moods

  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Worry/Anxiety
  • Pessimism
  • Indifference
  • Self-critical

Changes in thought patterns

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Indecision
  • Problems with memory
  • Disorganized

Preoccupation with Death

  • Thoughts of death
  • Feeling that suicide is a good option
  • Feeling dead or detached

"What do you do when you first notice the signs?"

First step is to get out your pen and paper and start writing. Write down what you are feeling. Just write! Don’t try to be a best seller author, just write like you’re talking to an imaginary friend. Then, step back and look at what you’ve written. If it’s absolutely dark and negative, then find someone to confide in. Find a trusted, mature friend, a counselor or therapist. Find someone who can help you figure out what is causing you to be depressed. See your doctor and ask them if they can determine if your physical lifestyle is causing it, such as your diet and exercise habits. Those two individuals are a good start.

Could you be lacking these too?

The most important thing is to move towards answers instead of moving towards substance abuse, suicidal thinking, continued negative thinking, etc.

There is hope and you are worth it!

The first sign of depression can be a red flag in your life letting you know that you are not taking care of yourself properly. Find out what you are missing. Click to find where there is hope. Get that nail out of your tire so your engine can pur! Save yourself hundreds of dollars in unnecessary treatment.

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“Your web site is absolutely fantastic! We will refer all of our clients to your web site.” –Anthony, Director of Mental Imaging Clinic, Las Vegas

"Hello Merri Ellen I am a therapist who runs out patient programs for people with mental health issues. One of my clients alerted me to your depression site today and I am impressed by both your energy and your generous contribution to others suffering with illness. Thank you. I have just completed reading through your info. Found it to be a wonderfully informative resource and will not have any problem in passing on your website address to some of my clients. The greatest value is in the fact that you have been a consumer and have a very different understanding than others may have. This allows you to be heard a little more readily sometimes. I thank you for your courage and wish you good health always. Regards" - Sue 

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"I am 63 years old. Went through severe depression about 5 years ago. If I had ended it all, I wouldn’t have the joy in knowing my new grandchild. I followed the steps on this web sight and I’m certainly glad I did. I feel your pain, I hope you can find your way out. No one can do it for you. I’m off all medication and still experience sadness and disparities but those times do not last. I am cheering you on my peaceful home in Tulsa. Don’t forget to do your light therapy. Journaling helped me, Keep moving forward, you may find joy in your life next year." - Anonymous post in our Forum :)

"As a licensed clinical social worker and a woman with a life-time history of depression, I really commend you on the work you have done on this site." - Robyn, Social Worker

"I have been depressed for most of my life, have read many books and articles have taught others about depression, have taken various antidepressant medications. I have begun taking your advice on how to overcome depression for just over a week now.

I am encouraged at what i have read and i have put into practice what has been suggested. I have found that the research of Merri Ellen is very good, it is practical and makes common and medical sense. I fully agree that the medication is only part of the cure for depression, in that it takes away some of the worst symptoms of one's depression. The time to do something about one's depression is when the bad edge has been taken off. I have started the process you recommend and i am encouraged at my progress so far.

The big difference is that i have taken a decision to carefully put into practice what i have been told. So far so good and thank you for your advice. It has been a blessing to me." - Tony

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