Understanding Depression (MH Lesson)
Depression is a medical and emotional illness that influences young and old, rich and poor. It taps the shoulder of men and women alike. It may be chronic or merely episodic. Depression is global, indiscriminate toward race, has no cultural limitations, comes dressed in a myriad of dark colors, and often appears dreadfully unique. If it has hurt you once in the past, it can hurt you again. In this lesson we will explore depression, the negative thoughts that accompany it, and strategies to combat it. You will also have the chance to evaluate your own level of depression and find ways to move forward.