Depression Symptoms

You should be concerned and seek help for depression if you have any of the following symptoms and these have persisted for 2 weeks:

1. Eating or Sleeping more OR less than you usually do.

2. Feeling tired. Activities that you used to do regularly feel like too much effort.

3. Being irritable and restless, overreacting to things.

4. Losing interest in activities that you normally enjoyed.

5. Isolating yourself.

6. Reduced concentration, memory and focus not otherwise diagnosed.

7. Feelings of hopelessness and sadness.

8. Drinking more alcohol than usual.

9. Turning to recreational drugs, abusing prescription or over the counter drugs /products to escape or numb from pain.

10. Uncontrollable and frequent periods of crying.

11. Missing work or school.

12. Having otherwise undiagnosed physical complaints of headaches, stomach aches, joint pain, skin rashes.

13. Having high-risk thoughts of hopelessness, cutting yourself to release pain

14. Having high-risk general thoughts of not living, OR more specific thoughts of planning how to hurt or kill yourself OR beginning to organize a plan of self-harm.

15. Have previously self-harmed and the stress in your life has recently increased.

 

Please seek immediate emergency assistance through 9-1-1 or go to your local urgent care clinic if you have # 13, #14 and/or #15