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Symptoms of Depression
Depression is a medical condition and it can be treated.
It feels and looks different from person to person. Learn what some of the symptoms can be.
What does depression feel like?
Depression may cause you to feel sad, lose interest in activities that you enjoy, withdraw from others, or have less energy. The two most common symptoms of depression are:
Feeling sad or hopeless nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.
Losing interest in or not getting pleasure from most daily activities that you used to enjoy, and feeling this way nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.
The daily activities that you used to do may change and you may experience any of the following:
Sleep too much or not enough, which may cause you to feel tired all the time.
Worry that people don’t like you or feel guilt for no reason.
Have a hard time making decisions, remembering things, and focusing.
Feel more or less hungry than usual, causing weight gain or loss.
Try this tool to help understand whether the symptoms you are experiencing might be due to depression. The tool is not for diagnosis, but it can help you better understand what you’re experiencing. It can be a helpful tool when talking to someone like a care provider or doctor.
CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental health challenges.
CMHA believes that good mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Whether you are managing a mental illness, supporting someone you care about, or looking to build your own overall health, they can help you build mental health skills and resilience for yourself and your family.
Wellness programs such as Bounce Back®, Confident Parents: Thriving Kids, and Living Life to the Full are free, and focused on assisting you with everyday life challenges.
Programs are also available for youth, campus students, and for workplaces.
Free, reliable non-emergency health information and advice available by phone, online, or mobile app.
Get the health information you need to make decisions for yourself and those you care for. Information is available anywhere in B.C., any time of the day or night, every day of the year, online or by phone.
Visit HealthLinkBC or call 8-1-1 to speak with a health service navigator, who can also connect you with a:
Registered nurse any time, every day of the year
Registered dietitian from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Qualified exercise professional from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Pharmacist from 5 pm to 9 am every day of the year
Translation services are available in more than 130 languages. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, you can call 8-1-1 using Video Relay Services (VRS) or Teletypewriter (TTY) – learn more.