Depression comes in many forms from mild to severe, the sooner you get help the better. Most of us minimize sad moods we are having, a good way to measure whether or not you should seek out help is if you feel sad/depressed for more than 2 weeks. Giving yourself permission to take care of yourself is a good first step. Depression is not something you have to live with, learning the Cognitive Behavioral therapy will give you life long tools to create the life you want and not feel like you are pulling around a ball and chain any longer. Knowing that are thoughts create our moods make it possible to make the changes you hope for. Feeling sad at times is normal, we want to be able to feel many emotions, we just don’t want them to hold us back from having the life we desire.