Dealing with feelings TALKING ABOUT DEPRESSION True or False True or false? Depression happens when something bad goes on in your life, such as a divorce, the death of a loved one, or losing your job. False. Sometimes depression can happen even when life is going well. Depression can be set off by things going wrong in your life, but that isn’t always the case. Depression might be associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain. True or false? If you can’t snap out of your depression, it means you’re weak. False. Being able to talk about depression and seek support is a sign of strength.
Dealing with feelings TALKING ABOUT DEPRESSION True or False (Cont…) True or false? Depression means that you have something wrong with your character. False. It doesn’t mean you aren’t strong enough emotionally. It’s a real medical condition, like diabetes or arthritis. True or false? If you wait long enough, your depression will always go away. False. If you’re suffering from depression, it might not just go away. For some people, if it isn’t treated, their depression can last months, or even years. True or false? Only suicidal people need antidepressants. False. Antidepressants are not just for people who think about suicide. Antidepressants might help people who are depressed feel better.
Dealing with feelings TALKING ABOUT DEPRESSION True or False (Cont…) True or false? People who suffer from depression need medication. True/False – sometimes medication can help people to cope with depression temporarily or in the long term. This is unique to each individual and you would need professional advice to consider whether this is best for you if you needed help. True or false? People who are depressed can be happy sometimes. True. It Is not a fixed state. True or false? Depression can go away and then come back again. True. Sometimes it does go away for good.
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