Mental Health First Aid: Understanding and Managing Depression
EmpathyWorks Psychological Wellness
While we all feel sad, moody or down from time to time, some individuals experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time and sometimes without any reason. Depression is more than just a low mood; it is a common condition that impacts both physical and mental health. However, the great news is that depression can be treated, and the sooner a person seeks support, the soon they will recover.
This interaction session aims to help participants gain greater awareness of depression, and learn how to support someone who has depression.
The following ways will be discussed:
- What is depression
- Recognizing symptoms of depression
- What causes depression?
- Importance of early treatment
- Types of treatment for depression
- Supporting someone with depression
- Importance of self-care
- How, when and where to seek professional help?