Depression

MORE THAN JUST FEELING DOWN

Women are 70% more likely to experience depression
70%
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

OVERVIEW

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.

CHALLENGES

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.

SYMPTOMS

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

CAUSES

Trauma
Genetics
Life Circumstances
Medical Conditions
Drug and Alcohol Abuse

TREATMENT

Counseling – Cognitive behavioral therapy
Self-management strategies and education
Mind/body/spirit approaches & Interventions
Medications