Depression involves a period of feeling down, sad, teary or “blue”, or a period where the person feels less interested in the things that usually enjoy.  It is different to the normal low mood that most of us will experience for a day or two here and there, in that it persists for at least 2 weeks and begins to interfere in the person’s life, relationships and general functioning.

Other symptoms which often accompany depression include: weight changes (loss or gain), sleep difficulties (either sleeping too much or finding it hard to sleep), tiredness or fatigue, worthlessness, hopelessness, thoughts of death or suicide, feeling slowed up or the opposite – feeling unable to sit still, feelings of guilt and/or feeling very critical towards others.

If you have any concerns about yourself or someone around you, please contact our Principal to discuss these.