Am I depressed?
“When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard
What does it mean to be depressed?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a constant feeling of sadness, disinterest, dullness, and lethargy. It affects your daily life and influences the way you think, behave and feel. Depression can affect anyone
How do I know if I’m depressed?
Depression can affect your mental, physical and emotional state. Signs and symptoms of depression include but not limited to:
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Thoughts of worthlessness
- Lack of appetite
- Difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly
- Decrease in energy
- In extreme cases, thoughts of suicide
How to cope with depression
- Talk to someone (Therapist, friend, parent, etc)
- Exercise (take walks in nature, meditation, etc.)
- Do things you enjoy
- Have a healthy diet
This is just a short information guide. If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from depression, seek professional help. Depression is curable.
Student Counselling Centre (DUT): 031 373 2266
24 Hour Mental Health Helpline: 0800 456 789/ WhatsApp: 076 88 22 77 5
Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567
SADAG Mental Health Line: 011 234 4837
Adcock Ingram Depression and Anxiety Helpline: 0800 70 80 90
Sources: Mr. Zaheer Adam, Psychologist