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Depression is a "whole-body" illness, involving behaviour, emotion, and thoughts. Depression may result from a single traumatic life event, numerous cumulative life problems and personal disappointments over time, or without any obvious life crisis


Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, and life events.


Research has shown that depression is more common in women than in men, and that it often runs in families. It is also more prevalent in people who have experienced trauma or abuse, or who have a history of substance abuse.


Symptoms of depression can include feelings of sadness or emptiness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, and changes in appetite or weight. If left untreated, depression can lead to serious health problems, including an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Treatment for depression typically involves a combination of medication and therapy. Antidepressant medications can help to regulate brain chemistry and improve mood, while therapy can help individuals to identify and address the underlying causes of their depression.

Depression can last for short or long periods of time, depending on the person, the circumstances, and the support available. Therapy can help to end the depression more quickly.


Many people do not realize that they are depressed, or they wait too long to get treatment.  Yet 1 out of 20 people experience depression in their lifetime. It is much more common than people think!


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☐ Feelings of sadness most of the time

Don’t enjoy usual activities like hobbies 

 Change in appetite/weight

 Loss of purpose or meaning

☐ Change in sleep patterns 

☐ Don’t feel well rested in morning

☐ Feeling restless, sluggish, or fatigued

☐ Feelings or worthlessness or guilt

☐ Difficulty making decisions or concentrating

☐ Thoughts of suicide or death

  Decreased sex drive

☐ Avoiding other people/isolating self

☐ Irritable or frustrated easily

☐ Loss of energy

Feeling empty, sad, or anxious

☐ Feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless, or guilt

☐ Difficulty sleeping, waking early in the morning, or


☐ Physical aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or

        digestive problems that do not have a clear physical

        cause and do not go away with treatment

"Therapy has been a life-changing experience for me as I recovered from depression. Through therapy, I feel better physically and mentally, sleep better, and have a clearer purpose in life. My mood has improved and I experience genuine happiness and contentment. I am more social, have more energy, and am more patient with myself and family."

D. L

Think you may be experiencing Depression?

To see if you have Depression, please try our brief Depression Assessment

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