Signs and symptoms of depression
Many 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 Health
Services program; in Grande Prairie it is available
through the Suicide Prevention resource Centre, where
it originated in 1999. Men at risk targets men working in
trades, industry and agriculture. Its main goal is to help
people recognize the early signs of stress, depression
and risks for suicide, and to learn what to say and do with
someone at risk. The program also delivers information
and ideas for healthy ways of coping through volunteers
sharing personal stories.
Grande Prairie 780-539-0210, sp-rc.ca/mar.html
*to learn more about other support and programs for depression, call Healthlink Alberta
at 1-866-408-liNk (5465), or the Mental Health
Help line at 1-877-303-2642.
MRI & CT EXAMS –
WITHOUT THE WAIT.
Call 403.777.4MRI (4674)
120 Mayfair Place, 6707 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary
MRI and C T provided on a fee-for-service basis
When you need to know. Now.
• MRI & CT Scans
• Coronary CT Angiography
• Virtual Colonoscopy
• Lung Scan
• Breast MRI
• CT Health Assessments