Depression is more than just feeling upset or sad – it is a serious condition which makes coping with day-to-day life to be hard and leaves you feeling down most of the time.
Depression is pretty common, especially at uni. Around one in four Australians will experience a depressive disorder. Luckily there is a heap of help on campus, online and everywhere you look!
While we all go through periods of sadness, stress and being upset, when those symptoms seem to continue for more than a couple of weeks you may need to seek help! Here a a couple of the signs to look out for!
Overwhelmed // Guilty // Irritable // Frustrated // Lacking in confidence // Unhappy // Indecisive // Disappointed // Miserable
Not going out anymore // Not getting things done at work/uni // Withdrawing from close family and friends // Relying on alcohol and sedatives // Not doing usual enjoyable activities // Unable to concentrate
Tired all the time // Sick and run down // Headaches and muscle pains // Churning gut // Sleep problems // Loss or change of appetite // Significant weight loss or gain