Ten Signs of Depression

  1. Sadness
  2. Irritability
  3. Appetite changes
  4. Significant weight loss or gain without diet
  5. Insomnia or sleeping too much
  6. Restlessness or agitation
  7. Fatigue or loss of energy
  8. Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  9. Problems with concentration
  10. Thoughts of suicide

Ten Ways to Combat Depression

  1. Set a gentle routine.
  2. Sleep.
  3. Exercise at least a few minutes every day.
  4. Keep a gratitude journal.
  5. Eat healthily.
  6. Be kind to others.
  7. Maintain a confident posture.
  8. Monitor and replace negative thoughts.
  9. Recall something that makes you happy.
  10. Do self care — something soothing or fun.


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Following are state and national websites that are known to be reputable and to have good up to date information. Many of these sites have mental health related fact sheets that may be downloaded free of charge.