Below are some ways of recognizing depression in students:

  • Students may report lack of energy, loss of appetite, weight loss or weight gain
  • Students may appear lonely and withdrawn
  • Students may indicate in writing that they want to end one’s life
  • Students may be irritable and short tempered
  • Students may share consistently negative thoughts in classroom discussion or may seem hopeless about their future
  • Students may demonstrate really poor self esteem
  • Students may fall asleep or may be frequently absent from class
  • Students from other countries may talk about “culture shock” and being homesick