Our Mental Health Minute | Session 3: Depression

It’s the holiday season, but Ri isn’t in the spirit. CT tries to see if she might be depressed.

Musical Credit: The Emotions

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FACT: Clinical affects about 19 million Americans annually and affects people of all races, incomes, ages and ethnic and religious backgrounds

You may be said to be suffering from a clinical when you are:
–Feeling sad or blue,
–Having crying spells,
–Losing interest in pleasurable or usual activities,
–Have a significant increase or decrease in appetite,
–Have significant weight loss or weight gain,
–Inability to sleep or excessive sleeping,
–Are agitated or irritable,
–Fatigued or have loss of energy,
–Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt and
–Thoughts of death or suicide.

**Mental Screener you can complete to check symptoms**

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental--screen/patient-

**Other relevant articles on depression**

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/depression/article_em.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nia-hamm/depression-african-american-women_b_5836320.html

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