Home / Teen / Struggling Depression What is depression? Depression is a very common emotional illness that makes you feel intensely sad or hopeless. It affects an estimated one in 15 adults per year in the U.S. How do I know if I have depression? If you experience some of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, consider professional help. Sleeping too much or too little Eating too much or too little Not being able to function at work or school Having headaches, digestive disorders, nausea, pain with no medical basis Crying more than usual Having thoughts of death or suicide Lacking energy, always feeling tired Having slowed thinking Experiencing a loss of interest in daily activities Experiencing a loss of sex drive Always feeling sad, anxious, worthlessness or hopeless Feeling restless, agitated or irritable What should I do if I need help? Contact us to learn more about depression and how we can help. If you feel like you need immediate help, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. CONTACT US Being a teenager is hard. That’s why we have answers to a lot of common questions that teens might have – about mental health, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships, social media and internet safety, bullying and more on our TEEN PAGE. If you are a teen or parent in crisis, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you now.