Let’s Talk About the ‘D’ Word: Depression

Let's talk about the 'd' word: depression

Let’s Talk About the ‘D’ Word: Depression

Depression is common among people with chronic illness and it can significantly effect their ability to manage the ups and downs of their disease. People who experience both depression & chronic health problems have worse outcomes than people who have medical conditions and do not have depression.

How do you know if you are depressed?  Answer these questions:

  • Are you bothered by things that don’t usually bother you?
  • Do you not feel like eating or have a poor appetite?
  • Do you have trouble keeping your mind on what you’re doing?
  • Do you have restless sleep?
  • Do you feel sad?
  • Do you feel like you can’t ‘get going’?
  • Do you have crying spells?

If you answered yes to 4 or more that is a pretty good sign you could use a life raft!  Watch the video blog above for more information and a little exercise to help you know if you are ready for a change.


Amanda Pratt, MSW, LCSW

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*This video is for educational and promotional purposes only and does not constitute or replace a therapeutic relationship. If you need help please contact a therapist in your state or call 911 if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or another crisis.