Recognizing signs of depression in yourself and others can be tricky. Everyone has off days, or times when they become overwhelmed with life, but most people bounce back in short order. Those days when you or your friends feel down or less excited about getting out of bed should not be cause for alarm. However, when days become weeks and simply getting out of bed becomes a struggle, this is cause for concern.
According to mental health research conducted by The National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI):
One in four students have a diagnosable illness
40% do not seek help
80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
50% have become so anxious that they struggled in school
While a variety of other mental health concerns are both relevant and common among students today, this show talks about common depressive symptoms and stress in the first year in college, as well as alcohol as and illicit drug use for soothing symptoms of depression and stress. This Show is by no means a