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A Guide to Understanding Depression vs. Sadness

How do you know when what you are experiencing is just a bad day or something more serious? We all have our ups and downs depending on how our day or week is going. The transition from bad day to rut to clinical depression can be gradual and leave even the strongest person thinking, "What is wrong with me? I just have to try harder! Why am I so lazy? Why can't I get out of bed?"

Other Resources

  • Tucker Foundation 646-3359
  • Aquinas House 643-2154
  • Headrest 448-4400
  • WISE 448-5525
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 650-5000

Last Updated: 10/2/08