·        Do you feel sad more often than you feel happy?

·        Have you lost interest in activities that you usually enjoy?

·        Are you experiencing frequent feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness?

·        Do you feel tired and sluggish much of the time?

·        Have your eating or sleeping patterns changed?

·        Are you experiencing difficulty concentrating or making decisions?

·        Are you having difficulty remembering when you last felt happy?

·        Have you had thoughts of death or suicide?


If you answered “yes” to 5 or more of these questions, you may be suffering from depression. This presentation discusses the causes and types of depression as well as treatment options. Time is spent also talking about ways others can help the depressed person.