Depression

  • What is depression?

    Depression is when you feel helpless, hopeless, and worthless for days or weeks at a time and it keeps you from living your life to the fullest.

  • What are some common symptoms?

    Feeling sad or empty
    Losing interest in activities that you used to find enjoyable
    Having a decrease or increase in appetite
    Having trouble falling asleep or sleeping too much
    Feeling like you have no energy
    Having difficulty thinking or concentrating on everyday activities
    Having thoughts that life isn’t worth living

  • What are symptoms of depression commonly seen in children and adolescents?

    Frequent complaints of boredom
    Irritable and/or sad mood
    Worsening school performance
    Withdrawal from friends, activities, and/or hobbies
    Failure to make expected weight gains

  • What are symptoms of depression commonly seen in older adults?

    Neglecting personal care
    Memory problems
    Unexplained aches and pains

  • What are some different types of depression?

    Major Depressive Episode
    This type of depression is characterized by experiencing depression symptoms more days than not during the same two weeks. Major Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe.
    Persistent Depressive Disorder (formerly known as Dysthymia)
    With this type of depression, someone has experienced depression for at least two years (one year for children/adolescents) with little or no relief.
    Seasonal Pattern (also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder)
    This type of recurrent depression is experienced in the fall or winter months.
    Peripartum or Postpartum
    Peripartum depression begins during pregnancy or within four weeks of delivery.
    Situational
    It is common for people to experience some depression symptoms due to significant events in their lives, such as the loss of a loved one, financial stress, or relationship stress.

  • Warning signs of suicide

    Dangerous or self harming behavior, including reckless behavior and increased substance use
    Changes in attitude or appearance
    Making preparations, such as looking up ways to commit suicide
    Giving away personal items
    Talking about suicide in person or on social media
    Talking about wanting to die or “just not be around anymore”
    Talking about feeling hopeless, trapped, or in unbearable pain
    Talking about feeling like they are a burden to others

  • How is depression treated at CARE?

    Identifying common patterns of negative thinking and turn the into positive patterns
    Learn how to reinforce wanted behaviors while eliminating unwanted behaviors
    Learn skills on how to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with other

  • Additional resources for depression

    Hotlines and Crisis Text Lines
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    Call **CRISIS (**274747)
    Text MN to 741741
    Websites
    Suicide Prevention Resource Center: https://www.sprc.org/
    Erika’s Lighthouse (Teen depression): https://www.erikaslighthouse.org/
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
    Families for Depression Awareness: http://familyaware.org/

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers:

  • – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • – PreferredOne
  • – Health Partners
  • – Medical Assistance
  • – UCare
  • – Cigna
  • – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
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Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC

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Christina Abate, M.A.

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Mandy Cowan, M.S.

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Mark Zaczkowski, MSW, LICSW
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