Common Symptoms of Depression
- Low mood that persists
- Change in appetite or sleep patterns
- Inability to focus or concentrate on schoolwork or activities
- Loss of pleasure in activities, like socializing with friends or attending events
- Thoughts of harming or killing yourself
- Increased irritability
- Excessive fatigue or loss of energy
- Increased isolation
- Feelings of worthlessness
If you would like to speak directly with a Licensed Professional Counselor about symptoms of depression, contact the Office of Counseling Services.
Steps to Manage Depression
Mild depressive symptoms may be relieved by several counseling sessions to investigate causes and increase coping skills. More serious depression may require longer-term counseling and medication to address more severe symptoms. If you think you may be struggling with depression, contact the Office of Counseling Services for an appointment. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please follow the instructions on the Crisis Situations and Emergencies page.