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Depression is common, especially among students who are dealing with many personal issues and academic pressures. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and often affect day-to-day life.

Some symptoms of depression are:

  • Low mood for the majority of the day.
  • Loss of interest in life, including things you normally enjoy.
  • Abnormal sadness and crying.
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or uselessness.
  • Poor motivation.
  • Poor concentration.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Low energy, always tired.
  • Difficulty with affection and low sex drive.
  • Poor appetite.
  • Irritability, agitation, or restlessness.

If you feel that you may have symptoms of depression, please contact Student Health Services or the Counselling Centre. Family physicians, nurses and counsellors at MUN are experts in the diagnosis and management of health concerns specific to university students, including depression.

A crisis counsellor is available for students who feel they need to be seen immediately Monday to Thursday 10am-1pm and Monday to Friday 2pm-5pm (no walk-ins Friday morning). Students are seen on a first come, first serve basis.

Students in residence, and in crisis after hours, may talk to their Residence RA or Proctor. Students not in residence, and in crisis after hours, may go to a local emergency room for assistance.