The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)

You are not alone

Text EPIC to 741741 Dedicated Line for Impacted Women & Girls


Text EPIC to 741741 A textline for individuals impacted by incarceration to seek immediate help. You can reach out from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all our partners of Crisis Text Line. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. Free 24/7 Support at your fingertips!

The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)

Symptoms & Signs

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) lists the following 8
symptoms of diagnostic criteria of depression. Depression is often diagnosed when an
individual experiences 5 or more of the below symptoms during the same 2-week period,
with special attention paid to Symptoms Nos. 1 and 2:

Depressed mood that carries through most of the day and nearly every day.

Loss of interest or pleasure in all or almost all daily activities.

Significant weight loss (without dieting) or weight gain, and/or decrease or increase in appetite.

Slowing down of thoughts and a marked reduction in physical movement.

Daily fatigue or lack of energy.

Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt.

Inability to think or concentrate or indecisiveness.

Recurring thoughts of death or suicide.