MORE THAN JUST FEELING DOWN
Women are 70% more likely to experience depression
Men four times more likely to die by suicide
White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014.
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding, treatment and a good recovery plan.
Just like with any mental health condition, people with depression or who are going through a depressive episode (also known as major or clinical depression) experience symptoms differently. But for most people, depression changes how they function day-to-day.
Loss of interest or loss of pleasure in all activities
Change in appetite or weight
Sleep disturbances & fatigue
Feeling agitated or feeling slowed down
Feelings of low self worth, guilt or shortcomings
Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
Suicidal thoughts or intentions
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Counseling – Cognitive behavioral therapy
Self-management strategies and education
Mind/body/spirit approaches & Interventions