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Depression

Depression is a prolonged and persistent negative mood that can interfere with many aspects of a person's life. It is characterized by feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness, and self-doubt. Suicidal thoughts may also be present. Most people have experienced periods of being "down" or "sad." These feelings are a normal part of being human. However, depression that becomes intense and lasts for extended periods of time may be more serious and can be alleviated by seeing a mental health specialist.



Signs and Symptoms
  • Depressed mood most of the day; feeling sad, empty, and tearful
  • Significant loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain; decrease/increase in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Agitated or slowing down of thoughts and reduction of physical movement
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feeling worthless or inappropriate guilt
  • Poor concentration or having difficulty making decisions
  • Thinking about death or suicide

Need Help? 
Robert Morris University offers free and confidential counseling services for our students. To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at 412-397-5900, send an email to counseling@rmu.edu, or stop by. 


Resources

Re:solve Crisis Network
1-888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226) - 
24/7 support
Walk-in crisis services, and up to 72-hours of residential services (if referred after a walk-in), in North Braddock, PA
Mobile crisis support teams will travel anywhere in Allegheny County, PA

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) - 24/7 support


Strength of Us
An online community for connecting young adults impacted by mental health concerns

More Information About Depression and Mood Concerns

Half of Us - Feeling Depressed
Half of Us - Bipolar Disorder
View videos of real-life stories and get tips for coping with depression and bipolar disorder

ReachOut: Depression Fact Sheets
ReachOut fact sheets are written by young people for young people and edited by a mental health professional. Read real-life stories 
here.