Depressed young woman

Life isn't always pleasant or easy, but feeling constantly unhappy—or so unhappy you can't function—is a problem you can overcome. Depression can make you feel sad, mad, or empty and numb, but there's a lot you can do to change how you feel.

The key to recovery is to start small and make daily investments in yourself. Full recovery can take time but you can lift the heavy weight of depression and start to feel more positive, happy, and energetic again.