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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems facing people today. Up to one in four women and one in six men can expect to experience depression at some time in their lives. Manawatu SF provides a Connections with hope,depression programme , below are excerpts from our brochure describing our service for people who experience mild to moderate depression and a checklist to help you decide whether or not you may need some help.
Signs of Depression Include:
Depression can affect all areas of your life including family relationships, friendships and the ability to work or go to school.
It is okay to ask for help. Most people recover from depression. The most important thing to do is to get help and support.
A professional who is trained to recognise and treat depression can help you to deal with your symptoms and protect you from further episodes.
Psychological treatment and/or medication can make a difference.
Connections with Hope is a free and confidential depression treatment group run by Manawatu SF comprising weekly two-hour sessions over a period of ten weeks. It will include:
The checklist below will help you to see if you are experiencing a depressive illness.
For more than TWO WEEKS have you:
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, continue down the symptom checklist below.
If you answered “yes” to either question above and show at least three symptoms in the checklist, you probably have depression.
You do not have to cope with this problem alone.