Most people may feel sad at certain times. The feeling of sadness can be a normal reaction to a loss, the difficulties of life, or an event that affects self-esteem. However, when a depressed mood, including feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and self-depreciation lasts several weeks, and impact day-to-day activities, this is likely more than sadness.
Living with depression can be difficult and distressing for the individual, their family and friends. Evaluate the aspects of your life that may cause you discomfort. If you notice that you experience dismay, sadness, stop relating to your friends and family and gradually isolate yourself, it is important to seek expert help. It is best not to try to deal with this on your own.