Health and Wellness

Depression

Crisis Services at Western
(M-F daytime)

phone or go in person

Student Development Centre

519.661.3031
4th floor
Student Services Building

Student Health Services (SHS)
519.661.3030 OR
519.661.3771
UCC Rm 11 (lower level)

After Hours Crisis Resources

Campus Community Police Service
- Emergency: Call 911
- Non-emergencies or inquiries:
519.661.3300

London Crisis Response Line
519.433.2023
Call 24/7 for phone crisis response

All of us experience problems and unhappiness at times. Experiences of failure and loss can result in temporary feelings of worthlessness, disappointment, sadness and self-blame; these feelings are normal, and they usually pass after a short time. Depression becomes an illness when these feelings last for several weeks, are severe, and interfere with someone's work and social life.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Feeling worthless, helpless, hopeless, unreasonably guilty or sad
  • Having difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Loss of energy or decreased sex drive
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Signs of Depression

  • A sad overall demeanor or a loss of interest in activities
  • Looking fatigued or unkempt
  • Changes in sleeping patterns or appetite
  • Decreased or disorganized performance.
  • Frequently missed appointments, classes, or assignments
  • Repeated requests for extensions on work or academic considerations

Treatment

Treatment can include counselling, medication and exercise.

Self-Care

To Help A Friend Who Is Depressed

Resources