Understanding Depression Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Understanding Depression Worksheet?

Depression is a debilitating mood disorder characterised by intense and persistent feelings of sadness and despair which make an individual completely hopeless and takes away their ability to enjoy the pleasures of life like they used to. In extreme cases, it is often accompanied by suicidal thoughts and attempts, thus requiring immediate professional attention.  The term is often used interchangeably with general sadness, thus diminishing the importance of requiring urgent medical care. 

How will the worksheet help? 

This worksheet will help the general public become aware of what depression actually is and how it differs from general sadness. It is important for people to be aware of the difference so that it is taken seriously enough to seek professional medical attention for it at the right time. 

How to use the worksheet? 

This worksheet can be used in mental health awareness campaigns to raise awareness about what depression looks and feels like and how it differs from general sadness. The public can use it as an information tool regarding the urgency of recognizing the signs of depression and seeking medical attention. 

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