How do you know when you're depressed or headed towards depression?

I've read a few articles online, so I know some of the indicators, but I want to know how other people have known they're depressed or headed that way.

For me, it just feels like life is rather hopeless. I'm not going to do something stupid like commit suicide or anything like that, but I'm not sure what to do any more. There just doesn't seem to be any hope any more.
By bookworm2192 7 years ago :: General
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