From my eBook 'Depression Dissolvers' that will be published toward end of 2018:
Do you have depression? Here is a quiz. Answer Yes, No or Sometimes to each question below.
________ Feeling down, depressed or hopeless?
________ Feeling bad about yourself, or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?
________ Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way?
________ Little interest or pleasure from doing things?
________ Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite—being so fidgety or restless that you are moving around more than usual?
________ Trouble concentrating on things, such as watching TV or reading the newspaper?
________ Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?
________ Feeling tired or having little energy?
________ Poor appetite or over-eating?
If you have answered Yes or Sometimes to any of the first 4 questions (the ones in bold-face), consider going to your health practitioner for help.
If you have answered Yes or Sometimes to any of the questions, here are some phone numbers and websites to use. The Depression Quiz is paraphrased from the Mayo Clinic quiz of a few years ago.
Emergency Help for Despondent Mood
In the U.S. call 1.800.273.8255 to chat for free with a skilled, trained crisis worker. Or go to this website for more information on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now
In the U.K. call 08457 90 90 90, the Samaritan’s Hotline. These numbers are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Other resources if you think you might harm yourself now, or if you believe someone else is about to harm themselves:
Call your country’s emergency phone number. In the U.S. that is 911. In the U.K., it is 999 or 112.
Get help now! Don’t wait.
Here’s another phone # to call
“If you have suicidal thoughts, you may need help immediately and should pick up the phone and call 1-800-784-2433 from anywhere in the U.S. This came from http://www.liveperson.com/lp/onlinecounseling/online-counselors/?sale=10doff35&BanID=109279&gclid=CIX978m8-64CFcIFRQodel_Tzw
Or go to http://www.befrienders.org to find crisis lines in the U.S., in the U.K. as well as in many other countries.