7 Signs You’re Depressed, Not Ungrateful

Do you feel guilty when you are upset for no reason? Like many others, you may think that you’re just ‘being ungrateful’ or that it’s wrong to feel sad, angry, or anxious when there’s no apparent reason for you to feel this way. But what if there’s more to it than that? What if you’re not actually ungrateful, but depressed? How do you tell the difference?

Writer: Chloe Avenasa
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Script Manager: Kelly Soong
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References:
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Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2017). Understanding Anxiety and Depression. Retrieved 11 March 2021 from https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/depression
National Alliance Against Mental Illness (2018). Mental Health by The Numbers. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers/
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