Signs and symptoms of depressionMany of the symptoms of depression are similar for men,women and children.
• General aches and pains, such as headache, back-
ache, blurred vision and indigestion
• Withdrawal from people
• Loss of interest or enjoyment in activities and things
that were once stimulating
• Change in sleeping patterns or appetite
• Decreased ability to make decisions or concentrate
• Difficulty completing daily tasks, finishing projects or
delivering on promises
• Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, loneliness
• Feeling tired and worn down
• Thoughts of death or suicide
If you experience any of these symptoms for more than
two weeks, or if you feel any of these symptoms are
interfering with your life, see your doctor right away.
A made-in-Alberta resource for
The Men at risk program is based in three locations.In Camrose and Lloydminster it is an Alberta HealthServices program; in Grande Prairie it is availablethrough the Suicide Prevention resource Centre, whereit originated in 1999. Men at risk targets men working intrades, industry and agriculture. Its main goal is to helppeople recognize the early signs of stress, depressionand risks for suicide, and to learn what to say and do withsomeone at risk. The program also delivers informationand ideas for healthy ways of coping through volunteerssharing personal stories.
Grande Prairie 780-539-0210, sp-rc.ca/mar.html
*to learn more about other support and programs for depression, call Healthlink Albertaat 1-866-408-liNk (5465), or the Mental HealthHelp line at 1-877-303-2642.
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