Croell Health

October 2015

October is Depression Education and Awareness Month

Not everyone who is depressed or manic experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, and some experience many. The severity of the symptoms varies with individuals and also varies over time. Don't think that because you don't exhibit ALL symptoms that you shouldn't seek treatment.

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Symptoms and signs of depression include:

  • A persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood

  • Restlessness and irritability

  • Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and helplessness

  • A loss of interest or pleasure gained from hobbies and activities once found enjoyable

  • Fatigue and decreased energy

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering and making decisions

  • Insomnia and oversleeping

  • Weight loss or overeating

  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders and chronic pain

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Supporting someone with depression

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Depression Self-Care Plan

  • Eat Healthy

  • Stay Active

  • Do something you think is fun everyday

  • Spend time with people that support you

  • Relax

  • Set simple goals

  • Keep Mental Health Appointments

  • Take medication as prescribed

  • Talk to someone

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100% Confidential Employee Assistance Program

Free support services - Totally confidential - Employer receives no information!


Call (800) 386-7055 now if you are experiencing these symptoms. Asking for help when you need it does not show weakness, it shows tremendous strength.


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