Symptoms of serious depression are:
If several of these symptoms describe how you are feeling, get help. Start with a medical doctor because depression has a biological basis and medications can be prescribed to help the symptoms. Also, counseling is often very helpful.
If feel that you are in crisis or are afraid of your impulses then you need to seek help immediately. You can call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. If you live in northern New Jersey you can call the crisis hotline at Morristown Memorial hospital at 973-540-0100. Or, you can call the National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).