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Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression (also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is different. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. It is an illness that can affect anyone— regardless of age, race, income, culture, or education. Research suggests that genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors play a role in depression.

Depression PDF  - Information on the definition, treatment options and skills to use to treat and manage depression.

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Loma Linda University Health Center

Information on causes, symptoms and ways to access help.

For Tweens and Older: Visit Website

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Antidepressant Skills Workbook

Interactive workbook that offers a step-by-step self-care guide with antidepressant skills for teens managing depression or concerned family members, friends, or partners.

For Teens: View Workbook

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Building Self-Esteem Booklet

Teaches self-esteem building exercises, coping skills, and provides basic information about related issues like depression.

For All Ages: Read Booklet

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Half of Us

Information on a wide variety of struggles that young people face and connects students with resources to decrease stigma and encourage healthy dialogue.

For All Ages: Visit Website

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Stopping Stupid Thoughts

Offers an activity for coping with and conquering negative thoughts.

For All Ages: View PDF