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Understanding Depression

The Difference Between Sadness and Depression

 

Everybody goes through ups and downs in their lives, but normal life experiences shouldn’t be confused with the serious mental disorder known as Depression.

One of the most common mood disorders, depression can have serious and lasting implications on an individual's mental and physical health. (e.g. increased aches and pains, chronic fatigue, heart disease, etc.).

Although the number of people suffering from depression continues to rise, there are misconceptions between sadness and depression. In this edition of Homewood Health's Newsletter Life Lines, we will identify what depression is, symptoms of the depression, and how to manage those symptoms.

Homewood Health September Newsletter

Homewood Health is the Selkirk College Employee & Family Assistance Provider (EFAP). Homewood Health puts out an easy-to-read monthly newsletter that provides tips and information that make life healthier and happier. 

The services Homewood Health provide are included in your benefit package and there are plenty of great resources available. You can head to their website for more information.


If you have any questions on Homewood Health or your benefits please contact Paula Quist in the HR Department.

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