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According to Mayo Clinic, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Be Well Illinois wants to point people who may be dealing with depression in the right direction. We have provided several topics on this page to assist, ranging from what depression may look like to how to get help. Reminder, if there is an emergency, call the mental health crisis hotline at 1-800-950-6264.

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Signs of Depression:


Types of Depression: