What is depression?

A medical illness that causes a long lasting feeling of sadness, and loss of interest.

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Signs of Depression

  • Sadness
  • Frustration, even over small things
  • Loss of interest
  • Fatigue
  • Crying spells
  • Alcohol/drug abuse
  • Isolation from others

Quick facts and Statistics

  • Reportedly 1 and 10 Americans get depression
  • Gender and certain ethnicities are at high risks
  • 80% of people with depression don't get treatment
  • the percentage of people with depression rises every year

Places to recieve help and what to do as a friend

  • any local hospital
  • any medical website
Elfenbein Robert

109 S warren st

Syracuse NY 130202


CNY Psychological associates PLLC

600 E Genesee st

syracuse NY 13202

  • The best thing you could do for a person with depression is be there for them
  • Try small gestures to get help
  • Don't judge or criticize
  • Avoid the tough love approach
  • Don't minimize their pain
  • avoid offering advice
  • be patient