What is Depression?

Depression is characterized by having a lower than normal mood for extended period of time.

Symptoms for Depression


  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Having a sad mood for at least 2 weeks
  • Weight loss or weight gain – trouble with energy levels
  • Finding things get to you easier
  • Finding things get to you that don’t normally get to you
  • Trouble with frustration & tolerance
  • Finding you don’t cope as well with stress of life
  • Isolation from friends or peers
  • Trouble with sleep or appetite – this could be too much sleep or too little sleep
  • Trouble experiencing pleasure – things don’t make you as happy as they normally would
  • Trouble with motivation – feels like a ton of effort getting through your day