Problems and Mental Health Topics

Depression and Loneliness

What about Depression?

Depression and loneliness are common responses to the transition to college and/or graduate and professional schools. The stresses of moving away from family and friends, leaving a familiar environment, and facing new academic pressures are all factors that can contribute to depression.  All of us may feel sad or "blue" sometimes, and it may last a few days. The depression many times may be caused by a recent situation or event.

However, persistent and chronic depression can be a serious medical illness; itís not something that you have made up in your head. Itís more than just feeling "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. Itís feeling "down" and "low" and "hopeless" for weeks at a time. It's not your fault.

Signs & Symptoms

If you are experiencing these symptoms, we urge you to get help right away.  Seek professional assistance by consulting your personal physician or, while on campus, drop by the Chabot Student Health Center for a consultation with our Health Practitioner and/or the Mental Health Counselor/Intern as soon as possible.

Serious depression does not go away by itself, and like any serious medical condition it requires treatment. At Chabot College, we are dedicated to helping
you locate the; appropriate resources. We have numerous campus resources available for you, so please use them.

More information on Depression
Other Mental Health Topics
Campus Mental Health Appointments and Services
If you have questions regarding this information please contact ValJeŠn Dale, LMFT, Chabot College Mental Health Clinical Supervisor or telephone (510) 723-6616