About Depression


Depression is not simple. Researchers have identified five different parts of your life that can cause depression or keep it going. (Change by moving the tab.)


loss of a relationship, conflict, loneliness, poor school performance

Success with goals, new or stronger friendships, less drama


unrealistic negative thinking, unfair self-criticism

thinking about things in a positive, realistic way


discouragement, sadness, numbness, emptiness, hopelessness

happy, realistic, encouraged, fulfilled, hopeful

Physical State

poor sleep, low energy, appetite changes, difficulty concentrating

rested, focused, energetic, fulfilled


pulling away from family and friends, reduced activity, not taking care of yourself

going out with friends, finding stuff to do, getting exercise


These five parts all affect each other