Depression can be a black hole that makes you feel as though things are hopeless. While there can be varying degrees, it often manifests as difficulty concentrating, lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities, trouble sleeping, low mood, irritability, shame, and even the feeling that life is not worth living. It can be an incredibly challenging experience and one that makes even the basic aspects of daily life difficult.
If you are dealing with depression right now, I want you to know that you are not alone and that finding a way out of the darkness is possible. Counselling is an important step on that journey.