By Bryana Holcomb

Depression affects everyone differently. Not all people experience the same symptoms, but there are some telltale signs that are very common. If you recognize that you, or someone close to you, have been experiencing some of these symptoms, don’t ignore them. Give voice to your feelings and speak up. No one should, or has to feel this way. Below are some examples of feelings/situations that are often associated with depression.

3 Simple Depression Treatment

Seeking Help

Seeking help for depression is important, talk to someone. Get help to find your way back to your happiness. Speak to a non-bias party who specializes in depression or anxiety, who can equip you with tools to overcome your depression and/ or anxiety.

Natural Remedies

A simply and studied option, is adding mushrooms to your diet. Keeping our body healthy plays a huge role in how we feel, and making a small adjustment like adding mushroom powder to your diet could make all the difference.


Chaga and Reishi mushrooms, which can both be found in Naked Nutrient organic mushroom powder, are known for their ability to combat depression. Chaga Mushroom is an adaptogen. Adaptogenic plants and mushrooms help to bring the body back into balance and have beneficial effects onthe nervous system, immune system, the GI tract, the cardiovascular system and the endocrine system. By supporting the body and mind in these ways, adaptogens help us to cope with stress, stay healthy during the cold and flu season, fight cancer, and lift us out of the dark depths of depression. Adaptogens gently tone and support the body systems over time and need to be taken for a minimum time of two months to develop the full effect of their healing powers.


Exercise: Moving your body naturally releases endorphins and increase serotonin. These happy hormones, help combat the blues. Simply adding 30 minutes of medium to intense exercise, five times a week. The more you move, the more happy hormones you release. So get up and start moving!

Depression Symptoms/ Signs

1. You feel as though you are running from something; something is eating at you.

2. You keep things that bother you locked up inside, festering and are afraid to speak about disappointment, hurts, fears; you are afraid or express anger. You hold on to grudges for way too long.

3. You can’t ask people for what you need.
4. You find yourself being secretive about your feelings.
5. Your appetite changes. You can’t wait to get home to eat-something, anything and lots of it because it’s the only thing that soothes you. Or you’ve lost your appetite and nothing tastes good to you anymore.
6. You just don’t have energy to do anything and you have to force yourself to do everything.
7. Everything is so hard that you’re sleeping a lot. It’s difficult to get up. You are afraid to get up.
8. You can’t seem to concentrate—on any one thing. You look at the same piece of paper over and over.
9. You are steadily gaining weight. Self esteem starts to plummet.
10. You lose interest in sex and your relationship begins to suffer.
11. You have a persistent, gnawing feeling that something is wrong. And you’re right!
12. People are talking—you know this because their lips are moving—but you have no idea what they are saying. You aren’t even there.
13. You used to care a lot about what you wore; now you just wear anything that fits.
14. You stay home a little too often, cancel plans with friends and stop doing the things that once made you happy. You start calling in sick at least once a month.
15. You cry a lot and without warning.
Anyone can experience depression, regardless of race, gender, age, income—there are no barriers. Depression can rob an individual of enjoyment found in daily life and can even lead to suicide. Myths and stigmas that surround depression within our community create needless pain and confusion.

Courtesy of blackdoctor.org