Depression

Information presented here is not intended to be exhaustive, nor is it intended to replace therapy. Individuals struggling with symptoms of depression are strongly encouraged to seek professional assistance. Please contact the CCU Counseling Center for more information, further assistance, or for referrals.

Depression is considered one of the most common psychological concerns throughout the world. Changes in an individual’s mood are a natural and normal part of life. Many people are able to recognize symptoms of depression and can identify why they are feeling down or sad; these symptoms are typically short-term and can be self-managed in an effective manner. Symptoms of depression can often develop from the loss of a loved one or the loss of a significant relationship. Other common reasons for depression involve major life changes, loss of a job, or unfulfilled expectations. Individuals suffering from more severe forms of depression may be unable to manage these feelings, and they may not be able to identify or explain why they are feeling this way.

Persons suffering from depression should seek professional assistance in addressing these concerns. Depression is a treatable

Common symptoms of depression include the following:

  • general loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities
  • general apathy toward relationships, work, school, etc.
  • feeling “down” or “sad”
  • loss of energy
  • changes in appetite/eating
  • withdrawal from social activities

RESOURCES FOR DEPRESSION


The resources provided below are not intended to be exhaustive, nor are they intended to replace therapy. Individuals struggling with symptoms of depression are strongly encouraged to seek professional assistance. Please contact the CCU Counseling Center for more information, further assistance, or for referrals.

Information, Tips, & Suggestions

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