Depression is a mood disorder, where you feel low most ,or all of the time.
Depression affects us all differently
Symptoms can include:
- Avoiding friends or social situations
- Feeling miserable, sad and lonely
- Feeling irritable,frustrated and/or angry
- Having no energy and feeling tired
- Eating and sleeping too much or too little
- Not getting pleasure out of things you used to enjoy
- Being self critical and feeling hopeless
- Feelings of self harm
Just because you may have one or more of the above doesn’t mean you are depressed but if these symptoms persist talk to an adult that you trust and feel safe with.
You can also talk to your GP or Public Health Nurse (School Nurse)
How to get help
If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your Public Health Nurse (school nurse).
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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.