Mild depression is America’s most common emotional disturbance and most people feel “blue” from time to time. Moderate to severe depression affects one in five people some time in their lives.
College students are at risk for developing depression because the college environment is often quite stressful. In fact, college students have a much higher than average rate of suicide!
Many people do not understand depression, and those who suffer from it are often unwilling to admit they have a problem. They may not recognize their symptoms, are afraid to ask for help, or are too depressed to take action. Untreated depression can interfere with school, work, and relationships.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please visit our Suicide Risk Reduction page.
The links below may help you understand and deal with Depression.