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What is Depression?

Signs and Symptoms


Your mental health is as important as your physical health, and it is essential to monitor how you are doing.


How do you know if you are just sad, or if what you are experiencing is actually a mental illness like Depression?


In the video below, Executive Director Amy Bloch, LISW, shares the signs and symptoms to watch for in yourself, your kids and your loved ones.


Thinking about mental health conditions may be scary, but very often with professional counseling, Depression and other mental illnesses such as Anxiety Disorders or PTSD are treatable. Mental health conditions are quite common.


People get better and live happier, more productive lives.

If you think you may have depression, or if you simply have questions and wish to speak with a licensed therapist, we are here for you. 
Map of Catholic Charities Locations
Catholic Charities serves people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. We turn no one needing mental health care away for the inability to pay.
  • Our services are safe, private and confidential

  • We offer in-person and telehealth therapy

  • Sliding-fee scale ensures there is no cost barrier

  • Spanish-speaking therapists

  • Free mental health assessments for any school-age child who is struggling

  • Therapists use evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT and EMDR

  • Therapy clients with more complex needs have access to Psychiatrist Dr. Nesrin Abu Ata, M.D.

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