You likely have depression that warrants clinical support if you have any of the following persistent symptoms that you have experienced for longer than two weeks or have place you or another person as risk:
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. Uncontrollable and frequent periods of crying.
9. Missing work or school.
10. Excessive or compulsive alcohol consumption.
11. Drug abuse.
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 by dialling 911 or go to your local urgent care clinic if you have #13 or #14 or previously listed symptoms combined with #15.