We all have times when we feel down. It’s only normal to feel sad when relationships end, a good friend moves away, or something happened that makes us unhappy. The stress of a heavy study load, financial difficulties and even unemployment issued can also effect your mood. However, these gloomy feelings will usually pass and there will still be happy times with your friends and family.
Sometimes it isn't so easy to bounce back and we stop enjoying things that used to be fun. These feelings may be getting in the way of keeping up with studying and even make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. These could be possible signs for serious depression. Studies have estimated that 10% of college students are diagnosed with depression.
- Depression CBT Self-Help Guide: The natural management of depression involves understanding depression and the factors that contribute to the symptoms. Learning to manage stress in your life and engage in self-care behaviors can improve your symptoms. This app contains a depression severity test, audios, articles, a cognitive diary, and a motivational points system that help you learn how to do this.
- Cognitive Diary CBT: Irrational beliefs lead to many life problems such as stress, anxiety, anger, depression, conflict in relationships and other issues. Don't feel hopeless about changing your life. Learn the methods shown in psychological research to be effective. These self-help methods use the tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to challenge irrational thinking.
Below is our informational brochure and a number of links to help you determine if you or a friend of yours are depressed and ways to manage your feelings, manage your life, and how to find help.