Depression
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What is depression?  

A mental illness that affects the body and the mind

It is more than the blues

It is more than the normal everyday ups and downs in life

It is when these down feelings occur nearly every day for two weeks or more

What are some symptoms of depression?  

Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and/or guilt

Finding little pleasure in life

Loss of interest in activities they normally enjoy

Unable to concentrate or make decisions

Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up

Loss or gain of weight

Loss of energy

Irritability

What are the treatment options for depression?

Medication

Counseling

Both Medication and Counseling

What individuals can treat depression?

Psychiatrists

Psychologists

Community mental health centers

Mental Health Clinics

Social Workers

Licensed professional counselors

Other health care professionals

For Immediate help call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the national Hopeline network at 1-800-784-2433.

In an emergency call 9-1-1.


References

Channing Bete Company, Inc. (2005 Edition). Depression-There’s hope and help.   One Community Place, South Deerfield, MA 01373

Internet Resources

National Institute of Mental Health: Depression (NIMH)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml

National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder (NIMH)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bipolar.cfm


Contact Information


KRISTINA BREWTON
Counseling & Retention Coordinator


One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd.  | Statesboro, Georgia 30458 
Office 192, Joseph E. Kennedy Building |  Phone: 912.486.7811 
Email: kbrewton@ogeecheetech.edu

 

 

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