Depression - Resources From Counseling Services

National Institute of Mental Health describes Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is a mood disturbance characterized by persistent, recurring feelings of sadness. This may be experienced as emotional flatness, inability to find pleasure in activities that used to bring pleasure, or a feeling of helplessness and/or hopelessness.

There is a broad range of symptoms that may be experienced and can include the following:

  • neglect of responsibilities and appearance
  • difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • poor memory
  • irritability
  • pessimism
  • exaggerated self-blame or guilt
  • loss of self-esteem, withdrawal from family and friends
  • sleeping disturbance, such as early-morning wakefulness, sleeping too much or insomnia

Other symptoms may include:

  • chronic fatigue or lack of energy
  • unexplained physical complaints such as headaches, backaches, stomach pain, etc.
  • recurrent thoughts of death or recurrent suicide ideation

Read more about Depression (pdf): English | Español

Read more about Depression and College Students (pdf): English

Read more about Women and Depression (pdf): English | Español

Read more about Men and Depression (pdf): English | Español

If an individual has a suicidal plan, it is necessary to seek help immediately!

For consultation, please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center:

Old Westbury
516.686.7976

Manhattan
212.261.1770

Hotlines:

New York City
Crisis Information and Referral Network
Phone: 800.LIFENET (800.543.3638)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.8255

New York City
Samaritans Hotline
212.673.3000

Nassau County
Middle Earth Hotline
516.679.1111

Suffolk County
Responses
631.751.7500

If you are unable to reach any of the above and are in distress, call 911.

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