DEPRESSION

A STATE OF FEELING SAD . . .

Signs/Recognition

-Difficulty concentrating making decisions, and remembering ideas
-Decreased energy
-Feelings of guilt/worthlessness
-Excessive sleeping/restlessness
-Not much interest in activities/hobbies
-Overeating/appetite loss
-Aches/pains, headaches, cramps, sad, anxious, "empty" feeling
-Thoughts/attempts of suicide
-Sleep patterns are disturbed
-Suicidal thoughts


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Resources In The Community For Help

-Hutchings Psychiatric Center #315-426-3600
-SUNY Upstate
-Brownell Center 6493 Ridings Road Suite #112 13206


Information About Depression

-A serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant
-Depression can lead to emotional and physical issues
-People that have depression feel like they aren't worth being alive/living
-Unable to live in a normal way
-Sadness in everyday life


How To Help Someone With Depression

- Start a conversation
- Find out what is going on in their head
- Listen
- Don't make them feel guilty about how they are feeling
-Help them by giving advice


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Quick Statistics

- Depression affects one in 10 Americans
- 80% of people that have depression aren't receiving any treatment
- The number of patients diagnosed with depression increases 20% each year
- The U.S. has the highest rates of adults with depression


Places To Go For Information

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8225
Mrs. Moore' s email: mmoore@jd.cnyric.org


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