Depression causes you to feel sad or depressed for over a long period of time.
But when this feeling becomes intense and extreme including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless and lasts for a long time and it keeps you from being your everyday self. your depression may be something more than sadness and it could be something very serious which would lead you to making bad decisions in the future.
Depression could affect you severely such as:
Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
loss of energy almost every day
insomnia which is lack of sleep
significant weight loss
How to overcome depression:
Reach out and stay connected to supportive people
Do things that make you feel good
Do many different activities during the day
You can overcome depression easily by reaching out to family members or friends to ask for help and don't be afraid to get the help you need.